West Bengal (/bɛŋˈɡɔːl/) is a state in the eastren region o Indie an is the naition's fowert-maist populous.[3] It is the seivent-maist populous sub-naitional entity in the warld an aw, wi ower 91 million indwallers.[3] Wast Bengal encompasses twa broad naitural regions: the Gangetic Plain in the sooth an the sub-Himalayan an Himalayan aurie in the north.

West Bengal

পশ্চিমবঙ্গ
Location o Wast Bengal in Indie
Location o Wast Bengal in Indie
Map o Wast Bengal
Map o Wast Bengal
KintraIndie
RegionEast Indie
Established1 November 1956
CaipitalKolkata
Lairgest ceety
Largest metro
Kolkata
Destricts19 total
Govrenment
 • GovrenorM. K. Narayanan
 • Chief MeenisterMamata Banerjee (TMC)
 • LegislaturUnicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total88752 km2 (34,267 sq mi)
Area rank13th
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total91,347,736
 • Rank4t
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
HDIDecrease 0.625 (medium)
HDI rank19th (2005)
Literacy77.08%[2]
Offeecial leidsBengali · Inglis
Websitewestbengal.gov.in
^* 294 electit, 1 nominatit
West Bengal relief.svg


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  1. "Area, population, decennial growth rate and density for 2001 and 2011 at a glance for West Bengal and the districts: provisional population totals paper 1 of 2011: West Bengal". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 Januar 2012.
  2. "Sex ratio, 0–6 age population, literates and literacy rate by sex for 2001 and 2011 at a glance for West Bengal and the districts: provisional population totals paper 1 of 2011: West Bengal". Government of India:Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 29 Januar 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "India: Administrative Divisions (population and area)". Census of India. Archived frae the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 17 Apryle 2009.