West Bengal

State Details
Title Description
Country
India
Region
East India
Capital
Kolkata
Largest city
Kolkata
Districts
23
Government
 
Body
Government of West Bengal
Governor
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee
Legislature
Unicameral (295* seats)
High Court
Calcutta High Court
Area
 
Total
88,752 sq km (34,267 sq mi)
Area rank in India
14th
Population (2011)
 
Total
91,347,736
Rank
4th
Density
1,000/sq km (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone
IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code
IN-WB
HDI
0.625 (medium)
HDI rank
19th (2005)
Literacy
77.08%
Official languages
Bengali · English
Official Website

 

Last updated on: Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Information Source: Department of Information & Cultural Affairs(I&CA), Government of West Bengal