West Bengal


Capital & Largest city:
Kolkata

No. Of districts:
20

Area:
88,752 sq.km (34,267 sq mi)

Language:
Bengali and English

Date of establishment: 
15th August 1947

Population:
91,347,736

Literacy Rate:
77.08%

Population Density:
1,000/sq.km (2,700/sq mi)

Forest Area:
16,805 sq.km (6,488 sq mi)Agriculture:Rice, potato, jute, sugarcane and wheat

Industry: 
steel, leather,textiles, jewellery,frigates, automobiles, electronics, electrical equipment etc are the major manufacturing industries of West Bengal.

Neighbouring States: 
The state is surrounded by the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, and the states ofOdisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam

Art & Culture:

(a) Dances: Chau dance and many other folk dances.

(b) Festivals: Durga Puja, Poila Baishakh (the Bengali New Year), Rathayatra,Dolyatra or Basanta-Utsab, Nobanno, Poush Parbon, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Laxmi Puja, Christmas, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Buddha Purnima, Muharram, Christmas

Tribes:
Asur, Baiga, Bedia, Chero, Chik Baraik, Garo, Gond, Gorait, Haja Mru, Munda, Nagesia, Oraon, Parhaiya, Rabha, Santal, Sauria Paharia, Savar, Limbu.

Animal: 
Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)

Bird:
White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)