West Bengal at a glance


West Bengal is a state in Eastern India. It is the fourth most populous state in the country. West Bengal shares its international border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Here, West Bengal at a glance provides important information and figures about West Bengal. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

West Bengal at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Kolkata
Established 01-Nov-56
Largest Metro Kolkata
Latitude 27°13'15"N to 21°25'24"N
Longitude 85°48'20"E to 89°53'04"E
Area Total 88,752Km2
Districts 23
Sub-divisions 66
Blocks 341
No. of Municipality 120
Total Towns 125
Villages (2011 Census) 40203
Total Population (Census 2011) 9,13,47,736
Male (Census 2011) 4,68,09,027
Female (Census 2011) 4,44,67,088
Density 1,000/km2
Literacy Rate -Total 77.08%
Literacy Rate -Male 82.67%
Literacy Rate -Female 71.16%
Highest peak Sandakfu (11,929ft)
Official Language Bengali, English
State Mammal Fishing Cat
State Bird White-throated kingfisher
State Fish Ilish
State Flower Night-flowering jasmine
State Tree Chatim tree
Airport Kolkata, Bagdogra, Andal
Riverine Port Kolkata, Haldia
Lok Sabha Constituency 42
Rajya Sabha Seat 16
Vidhan Sabha Constituency 294