Capital : Kolkata
Calcutta was renamed as Kolkata in 2001.
Statehood : 26 January 1950
Area : 88,752 km2
Kerala is the 14th largest state by area.
Population : 9.1+ crores
Based on 2011 census, population in West Bengal is more than 9.1 crores and ranks 4th position. Therefore the population density is 1029 persons per square kilometer.
Language : Bengali
Number of Districts : 23
Below are the districts in West Bengal
- Dakshin Dinajpur
- North 24 Parganas
- Paschim Bardhaman
- Purba Bardhaman
- Paschim Medinipur
- Purba Medinipur
- South 24 Parganas
- Uttar Dinajpur
Vehicle registration code: WB
Literacy rate : 77.08%
According to 2011 census, Jammu and Kashmir stands 13th in literacy rate.
State Animal : Fishing cat
State Bird : White-throated kingfisher
State Flower : Night-flowering jasmine
State Tree : Alstonia scholaris
This tree is commonly known as Devil tree.