West Bengal

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West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 , it is also the eighth-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans.
North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas or sometimes North Twenty Four Parganas is a district in southern West Bengal, of eastern India. North 24 Parganas extends in the tropical zone from latitude 22 11 6 north to 23 15 2 north and from longitude 8820' east to 895' east. It is bordered to Nadia by north, to Bangladesh by north and east, to South 24 Parganas and Kolkata by south and to Kolkata, Howrah and Hoogly by west. Barasat is the district headquarters of North 24 Parganas. North 24 Parganas is West Bengal's most populous district and also the second most populated district in the whole of India. It is the tenth-largest district in the State by area.
Paschim Medinipur

Paschim Medinipur

Paschim Medinipur district or West Midnapore district is one of the districts of the state of West Bengal, India. It was formed on 1 January 2002 after the Partition of Midnapore into Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur. On 4 April 2017, the Jhargram subdivision was converted into a district. GDP of West Midnapore district is 12 billion USD.
Kolkata

Kolkata

Kolkata ; previously Calcutta , the official name until 2001 is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the city is approximately 80 kilometres west of the border with Bangladesh. It is the primary business, commercial, and financial hub of Eastern India and the main port of communication for North-East India. According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata is the seventh-most populous city in India, with a population of 4.5 million residents within the city limits, and a population of over 14.1 million residents in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. It is the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.
Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,000 metres . It is noted for its tea industry, its views of the world's third-highest mountain Kangchenjunga, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status called Gorkhaland Territorial Administration within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.The recorded history of the town starts from the early 19th century when the colonial administration under the British Raj set up a sanatorium and a military depot in the region. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques.
Hooghly

Hooghly

Hooghly district is one of the districts of the state of West Bengal in India. It can alternatively be spelt Hoogli or Hugli. The district is named after the Hooghly River.The headquarters of the district are at Hooghly-Chinsura . There are four subdivisions: Chinsura Sadar, Serampore, Chandannagar, and Arambag.
Chinsurah

Chinsurah

Hugli-Chuchura or Hooghly-Chinsurah is a city and a municipality of Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies on the bank of Hooghly River, 35 km north of Kolkata. It is located in the district of Hooghly and is home to the district headquarters. Chuchura houses the Commissioner of the Burdwan Range. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority . The District Court building of Chinsurah is the longest building in West Bengal.Chinsurah is the home to the new state-of-the-art 1000 KW DRM transmitter of Prasar Bharti which enables 'Akashvaani Maitree' to be broadcast across Bangladesh.
Paschim Bardhaman

Paschim Bardhaman

Paschim Bardhaman district is a predominantly urban mining-industrial district in West Bengal. The headquarter of the district is Asansol. It was formed on 7 April 2017 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Bardhaman district as the 23rd district of West Bengal.
Howrah

Howrah

Howrah is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. Howrah is located on the western bank of the Hooghly River opposite its twin city of Kolkata. Administratively it lies within Howrah district, and is the headquarters of the Howrah Sadar subdivision. It is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Howrah is an important transportation hub and gateway to Kolkata and West Bengal.
South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas abv. 24 PGS S or sometimes South Twenty Four Parganas or Dakshin 24 Parganas is a district in the Indian state of West Bengal, headquartered in Alipore. It is the largest district of West Bengal by area and second largest by population. It is the sixth most populous district in India . On one side is the urban fringe of Kolkata and on the other, the remote riverine villages in the Sundarbans.
Burdwan

Burdwan

Bardhaman is a city and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Purba Bardhaman district, having become a district capital during the period of British rule. Burdwan, an alternative name for the city, has remained in use since that period.The history of Burdwan is known from about 5000 BC . The origin of this name dates back to the 6th century BCE and is ascribed to Vardhaman Swami or Mahavira , the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, who spent some time in Astikagrama, according to the Jain scripture of Kalpasutra. This place was renamed as Vardhamana in his honour.
Birbhum

Birbhum

Birbhum district is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the northernmost district of Burdwan divisionone of the five administrative divisions of West Bengal. The district headquarters is in Suri. Other important cities are Rampurhat, Bolpur and Sainthia. Jamtara, Dumka and Pakur districts of the state of Jharkhand lie at the western border of this district; the border in other directions is covered by the districts of Bardhaman and Murshidabad of West Bengal.Often called \"the land of red soil\", Birbhum is noted for its topography and its cultural heritage which is somewhat different from the other districts in West Bengal. The western part of Birbhum is a bushy region, a part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau.
Mandarmani

Mandarmani

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India, and lies in East Midnapore district, at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the largest seaside resorts of West Bengal, fast-developing.
Nadia

Nadia

Nadia district is a district in the state of West Bengal, India. It borders Bangladesh to the east, North 24 Parganas and Hooghly districts to the south, Purba Bardhaman to the west, and Murshidabad to the north.
Bagdogra

Bagdogra

Bagdogra is a city in the Naxalbari CD block in the Siliguri subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bagdogra is a part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by air from four major cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Bagdogra has a railway station. Bagdogra Airport is now a customs Airport.
Berhampore

Berhampore

Berhampore rmp], Bengali pronunciation: is a city and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, India. As of the 2011 census, Berhampore urban agglomeration had a population of 305,609 and was the seventh largest city in West Bengal . Berhampore is the administrative headquarters of the Murshidabad district. It is located about 200 km from Kolkata, the state capital.
Shankarpur

Shankarpur

Shankarpur is a beach village located 14 km east of Digha in West Bengal, India. It is also a regular fishing harbour. Shankarpur contains a number of temples.
Digha

Digha

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies in Purba Medinipur district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach. It is a popular sea resort in West Bengal.
Siliguri

Siliguri

Siliguri is a city which spans areas of the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Known as the \"Gateway of Northeast India\", Siliguri is popular for three Ts - tea, timber and tourism. It is located on the banks of the Mahananda River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Siliguri is the third largest urban agglomeration in West Bengal, after Kolkata and Asansol. It lies 35 kilometres west of its twin city, Jalpaiguri. The merging of the two cities make them the largest metropolis of the region.Siliguri has great strategic importance in West Bengal.
Chandannagar

Chandannagar

Chandannagar is a city in the Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is headquarter of the Chandannagore subdivision and is part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority .Located on the western bank of Hooghly River, the town was one of the five settlements of French India. The city has a unique culture due to the mixed Bengali culture and French culture, different from other cities in West Bengal. Indo-French architecture is seen in the colonial bungalows, most of which are in a dilapidated state. The town still retains some of its Francophone culture.
Midnapore

Midnapore

Midnapore or Medinipur is a historical city and a municipality in the West Bengal state of India. It is the headquarters of the West Midnapore district. It is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati River .
Bishnupur

Bishnupur

Bishnupur is a city and a municipality of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Bishnupur subdivision. It is famous for its terracotta temples built by the Malla rulers, historic Radha Krishna temples built during 16001800 CE and the Baluchari sarees.
Bolpur

Bolpur

Bolpur is a city and a municipality in Birbhum district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Bolpur subdivision. Bolpur municipal area includes Shantiniketan. The city is known as a Cultural and Educational hub of the Birbhum district. The city is under the Jurisdiction of Bolpur Police station. Bolpur is the largest and most populous city in the Birbhum district. Located on the banks of Ajay River, Bolpur has been a major Human settlement.
Purba Medinipur

Purba Medinipur

Purba Medinipur district is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the southernmost district of Medinipur division one of the five administrative divisions of West Bengal. The headquarters in Tamluk. It was formed on 1 January 2002 after the Partition of Medinipur into Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur which lies at the northern and western border of it. The state of Odisha is at the southwest border; the Bay of Bengal lies in the south; the Hooghly river and South 24 Parganas district to the east; Howrah district to the north-east; Paschim Medinipur district to the west.Purba Medinipur is formed of the sub-divisions of Tamluk, Contai and Haldia of erstwhile Medinipur district. Another sub-division, Egra has been created out of the erstwhile Contai sub-division during the partition of Medinipur.
Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Jalpaiguri district as well as of the Jalpaiguri division of West Bengal, covering the jurisdiction of the five districts of North Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Teesta River which is the second largest river in West Bengal after the Ganges, on the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is the home to the circuit bench of the Kolkata High Court, the other seat being at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Jalpaiguri features the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, the second campus of the University of North Bengal, the newly built Jalpaiguri Medical College and the Biswa Bangla Krirangan/ Jalpaiguri Sports Village. It lies 35 km east of its twin city, Siliguri. The merging of the two cities makes it the largest metropolis of the region.

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