Atlas of West Bengal

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West Bengal

West Bengal

English West Bengal - West Bengal
West Bengal is a state of the Republic of India. Its capital is Kolkata.
বাংলা পশ্চিমবঙ্গ ভারতীয় প্রজাতন্ত্রের একটি রাজ্য। এর রাজধানী কলকাতা

Short name West Bengal
Official  name West Bengal
Status State of ► India
Capital Kolkata
Population 91,276,115 (2011) inhabitants
Area 88,752 km²
Major  languages Bengali
Major  religions Hinduism, Islam
More information West Bengal, Geography of West Bengal, History of West Bengal and Politics of West Bengal
More  images West Bengal - West Bengal (Category).

General maps

Map of West Bengal
Roads in West Bengal

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Divisions of West Bengal
Districts of West Bengal (English)
Districts of West Bengal (Bangla)

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day West Bengal, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day West Bengal.

Bhurshut (15th century–18th century)
Bengal Presidency (1849–1853)
Bengal Presidency (1858)
Bengal (1870)
Districts of West Bengal in 1947 (Bangla)
Bihar and West Bengal (Transfer of Territories) Act, 1956
Dahala Khagrabari (English)
Dahala Khagrabari (Bangla)

Geographical maps

Damodar Basin (English)
Damodar Basin (Bangla)
Mouth of the Hooghly River
Siliguri Corridor
Siliguri Corridor

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