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West Bengal

Area    : 88,752 sq.km
Capital : Kolkata 
Districts         : 19
Language : Bengali
Population : 91,276,115 (2011 census)
Literacy : 76.26% (2011 census)
State Bird : White-throated Kingfisher
State Animal : Fishing cat
State Flower : Shephali
State Tree : Chatian
West Bengal was created as a constituent state of the Indian union on 15 August 1947 as the result of partition of the undivided British Indian province of Bengal into West Bengal. West Bengal covers the bottle neck of India in the east, stretching from Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. It is bounded on the north by Sikkim and Bhutan, on the east by Assam and Bangladesh. On the south by the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Orissa, Bihar and Nepal. It has therefore, three international frontiers-to the north, east and west. The state lies between 27o13'15" and 21o25'24" north latitudes and 85o48'20" and 89o53'04" east longitudes...read more
 
 
 Bankura
 Bardhaman
 Birbhum
 Howrah
 North 24 Parganas
 Kolkata
 
People of West Bengal

Know more about West Bengal Customs, People and Rituals

 
Economy

West Bengal is known for its position among the leading industrialized states of India..

 
Crafts

A scroll-painter is known in West Bengal as Patua, Chitrakar, Patikar and Patidar.

             
Fairs & Festivals
Colourful West Bengal

West Bengal celebrates all religious, commercial and cultural festivals in great fervor. In fact the festivals set apart by cheerful ceremonies, enthusiasm paralleled with full of fun and celebration.

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Travel & Tourism With a number of hill stations, dense woods packed with exotic wild lives, scenic beaches, seat of cultures and historical monuments as well as religious sites, the state represents a panorama of in West Bengal..
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Arts of West Benga
 

In ancient Bengal, dancing was popular entertainment. Courtesans and temple girls (devadasis) were required to be proficient in the art of dance prescribed by Bharata in his 'Natysastra'. Popular forms of dancing were rendered at mundane celebrations and on other occasions by low-caste tribes.Song compositions of Rabindranatha Tagore has the most extensive adaptation of the all the styles, Hindustani classical as well as indigenous and European and a personal styles assimilating and synthesising all extant styles..More..

Dance  
Dance

In ancient Bengal, dancing was popular entertainmentkkkk kkkk

 
Music  
Music

Kirtan is a sophisticated style of vocal music deriving from Dhrupadkkkk

 
Pottery  
Pottery

Hand-made pottery is predominantly a woman's art in West Bengal

About West Bengal

West Bengal was created as a constituent state of the Indian union on 15 August 1947 as the result of partition of the undivided British Indian province of Bengal into West Bengal.

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Last Updated on : 9th April 2015