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West Bengal
   

Area

88,752 sq.km
Capital
Kolkata 
Language
Bengali
Districts
19
Population
80,221,171
Literacy
94.59%
West Bengal
West Bengal
 State Bird : White-throated King Fisher  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.
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People of West Bengal

People of West Bengal

Know more about West Bengal Customs, People and Rituals arrowarrow

 
Fairs & Festivals

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 Bengal

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..arrowarrow

Dance  
Dance

In ancient Bengal, dancing was popular entertainmentkkkk kkkk

 
Music  
Music

Kirtan is a sophisticated style of vocal music deriving from Dhrupadkkkk

 
Pottery  

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

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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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Economy

Economy

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


Crafts

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

   
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