West Bengal Static Gk: An Insight Into The Indian States (WEST BENGAL)

West Bengal Static Gk: An Insight Into The Indian States (WEST BENGAL)

West Bengal is located in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal. It shares international borders with Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Some Important Facts :
  • Calcutta used to be British India’s Capital city, before it was shifted to New Delhi.
  • Howrah station is the busiest station in India.
  • Howrah Bridge is World’s busiest and largest cantilever bridge.
  • Port of Kolkata is the oldest operating port of India.
  • National library of India situated in Kolkata is largest public library in country.

Capital city: Kolkata
Chief Minister: Mamta Banerjee
Governor: Keshari Nath Tripathi
High Court: Kolkata  High Court
The Acting Chief Justice: Dr. Manjula Chellur
Number of Districts: 20

West Bengal
Statehood26 January,1950
Largest CityKolkata
Chief MinisterMamta Banerjee
GovernorKeshri Nath Tripathi
Official LanguageBengali
Area88,752 km^2 ( Rank = 14th )
Population91,347,736 ( Rank = 4th )
State AnimalFishing Cat
State BirdWhite throated kingfisher
State FlowerNight-flowering Jasmin
State TreeChatim Tree
Famous Dams
(I) Damodar River -Damodar Valley Corporation,Durgapur Barrage
Ganges River – Farakka Barrage
National Parks/WLS
Jaldapara National Park,
Sunderban National Park ( UNESCO world heritage site ),
Gorumara National Park
Folk Dances
Chhau (Purulia), Ganthali
Classical Dances
Gaudiya Nritya
Major Ports
Haldia Port
Famous Airports
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Famous Stadiums
Eden Gardens
Salt Lake Stadium
Thermal Power Plants
Farakka Super Thermal Power Station
Famous Historic Monuments/Places
Victoria Memorial
Fort William
Botanical Garden
Tipu sultan Mosque
Nakhoda Masjid
Indian Museum

                                      The specialty of State: Agricultural Produce

Produce/ Speciality
Rank in India
State Population


1. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport- Kolkata
2. Bagdogra Airport — Siliguri
3. Nazrul Islam Airport — Durgapur
4. Malda Airport —Malda

Sea Ports in West Bengal

Port Name Haldia Port Also Known As Port of Kolkata
Opened In– 1870
Constructed by The British East India Company
Operated by– Kolkata Port Trust
Owned by- Kolkata Port Trust, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
Location– Kolkata (West Bengal)
                     Interesting, Famous and Amazing Facts About West Bengal
1. West Bengal is surrounded by a few countries, including the Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.
2. West Bengal is the fourth largest state in India by population
3. West Bengal literacy rate is 77.08%, which is one of the highest literacy rates in India
4. The population density of the state of West Bengal is 1000 per sq. km.
5. During the British Era, Kolkata was the capital of India before the construction of Delhi capital.
6. West Bengal state is the sixth-largest contributor to India’s net domestic product
7. Ram Mohan Roy is considered and regarded as the “Father of the Bengali renaissance”.
8. West Bengal has given many great leaders and great persons, includes Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, Khudiram Bose, Matangini Hazra, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, and many more.
9. Kolkata Metro is the oldest metro in India, which was started on October 24, 1984
10. West Bengal has a good number of popular tourist attractions, some of them are, Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens, Indian Museum, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Howrah Bridge, Peace Pagoda (Darjeeling), Kalighat Kali Temple, and many more.

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