West Bengal state map:

West Bengal state capital city is Kolkata. The total area of the state is 88,752 Km.Sq. According to recent census the total population of the state was 8,01,76,197 among them male population is 4,14,65,985 and female population is 3,87,10,212. Sex ratio of the state is 944 females per 1000 males and literacy rate is 77.08 %.

West Bengal state vehicle registration code is WB.

Chief Minister of the state is Mamata Banerjee and Governor is Keshari Nath Tripathi.

Quick Facts:

State West Bengal
Meaning of West Bengal West part of Bengal
Country India
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
State Formation Day 9-Nov-00
Capital City Kolkata
People of the state called as Bengali
Area 88,752 Km.sq
Population 8,01,76,197
Male Population 4,14,65,985
Female Population 3,87,10,212
Females per 1000 Males 944
Literacy Rate 77.08 %
State Vehicle Registration Code WB
Languages Official Languages: Hindi Sanskrit. Languages spoken: Garhwali, Kumaoni, Urdu, Punjabi, Jaunsari, Nepali, Bhoti, Buksa, Tharu, Raji, Rawat
No. of districts 13
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Assembly Constituencies 295
Parliamentary Constituencies 42
State Animal Fishing Cat
State Flower Night-flowering Jasmine
State Bird White-breasted Kingfisher
State Tree Alstonia
Important Festivals of the state:

Bera Utsav, Diwali, Durga Puja, Gangasagar mela, Jagadhatri Puja, Jamai Sashti, Kenduli Mela, Makara Sankranthi, Naba Barsho, Poush Mela, Ramkrishna Paramhansha Jayanti, Rash Mela, Rathayatra, Ravindra Jayanti, Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja, Teesta Tea & Tourism Festival, Basanta Utsav, Vishnupur Festival are the major festivals celebrated in West Bengal state.

Top tourist places in West Bengal:

Darjeeling, Digha, Mandarmani, Kolkata, Santiniketan, Bakkhali, Kalimpong, Rishyap, Siliguri, Jaldapara, Murshidabad, Lataguri, Tarapith, Shankarpur, Raichak, Sunderbans, Lava, Tajpur, Mukutmanipur, Lolegaon, Bishnupur, Howrah, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri, Midnapore, Mirik, Kurseong, Cooch-Behar, Malda, Purulia, Asansol, Gorumara, Sillery Gaon, Haldia, Bardhaman, Bagdogra, Tarakeshwar, Bankura, Mayapur, New Jalpaiguri, Medinipur, Krishnanagar are the major tourist attractions of the state.

Agriculture:

Rice, jute, tea, potatoes, oilseeds, betel,vine, tobacco, wheat, barley and maize. are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the state.

Important Rivers of the state:

Ganga river, Bhagirathi-Hooghly river, Tista river, Mahananda river, Jaldhaka river, Torsha river, Damodar, Mayurakshi, Ajoy, Rupnarayan, Haldi, Subarnarekha, are the major rivers that flow in West Bengal.

West Bengal Cuisine:

Aloo Kurma, Bhetki Macher Paturi, Shorshe Ilish Bhapa, Pineapple Raisin Chutney, Bengali Jhal Muri, Ras Malai, Chingri Malaikari, Sandesh, Kosha Mangsho, Ghugni, Aamer Dal, Cholar Dal, Bhapa Chingri, Green Papaya Chutney, Dhokar Dalna, Tomato and Date Chutney, Doi Begun, Cham Cham, Aloo Potol, Aloo Posto, Mishti Doi (Sweet Curd), Shukto, Torkari, Jhurjhure Aloo bhaja, Dorma, Torkari, diye bhaja, Karai Shuti, Chitol Maacher Muitha, Deemer Dalna, Rasgulla are few of the many varieties of West Bengal.

Demographics:

Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim are the neighbouring states of West Bengal.

Districts in the state and their information is given below.

District Population Male Female
Bankura 3596292 1840504 1755788
Barddhaman 7723663 3975356 3748307
Birbhum 3502387 1791017 1711370
Dakshin Dinajpur 1670931 855104 815827
Darjiling 1842034 934796 907238
Haora 4841638 2502453 2339185
Hugli 5520389 2819100 2701289
Jalpaiguri 3869675 1980068 1889607
Koch Bihar 2822780 1453590 1369190
Kolkata 4486679 2362662 2124017
Maldah 3997970 2061593 1936377
Murshidabad 7102430 3629595 3472835
Nadia 5168488 2655056 2513432
North Twenty Four Parganas 10082852 5172138 4910714
Paschim Medinipur 5943300 3032630 2910670
Purba Medinipur 5094238 2631094 2463144
Puruliya 2927965 1497656 1430309
South Twenty Four Parganas 8153176 4182758 3970418
Uttar Dinajpur 3000849 1550219 1450630
Banks and their branches:
Sno. Bank Name No. of branches
1 Allahabad Bank 501
2 Andhra Bank 52
3 Axis Bank 182
4 B N P Paribas 1
5 Bank Of America 1
6 Bank Of Baroda 192
7 Bank Of India 355
8 Bank Of Maharashtra 34
9 Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited 2
10 Canara Bank 278
11 Catholic Syrian Bank Limited 3
12 Central Bank Of India 351
13 Citi Bank 2
14 City Union Bank Limited 2
15 Corporation Bank 55
16 DCB Bank Limited 3
17 Dena Bank 51
18 Deustche Bank 1
19 Development Bank Of Singapore 2
20 Dhanalakshmi Bank 6
21 Federal Bank 34
22 HDFC Bank 190
23 HSBC Bank 7
24 ICICI Bank Limited 203
25 IDBI Bank 118
26 Indian Bank 75
27 Indian Overseas Bank 147
28 Indusind Bank 35
29 ING Vysya Bank 20
30 Jammu And Kashmir Bank Limited 2
31 Karnataka Bank Limited 16
32 Karur Vysya Bank 16
33 Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited 20
34 Laxmi Vilas Bank 3
35 Oriental Bank Of Commerce 101
36 Punjab And Sind Bank 36
37 Punjab National Bank 293
38 Ratnakar Bank Limited 2
39 Reserve Bank Of India 1
40 South Indian Bank 18
41 Standard Chartered Bank 17
42 State Bank Of Bikaner And Jaipur 20
43 State Bank Of Hyderabad 9
44 State Bank Of India 1295
45 State Bank Of Mysore 10
46 State Bank Of Patiala 4
47 State Bank Of Travancore 6
48 Syndicate Bank 117
49 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited 1
50 The Royal Bank Of Scotland N V 3
51 The West Bengal State Cooperative Bank 298
52 UCO Bank 370
53 Union Bank Of India 183
54 United Bank Of India 866
55 Vijaya Bank 50
56 YES Bank 17