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West Bengal Map

West Bengal State Map
Description :  West Bengal Map showing major roads, railways, rivers, state highway, national highways, seaports, district boundaries etc. Disclaimer
Spread in more than 34, 267 sq miles, West Bengal is located in the eastern region of India. It shares international boundary with Bhutan and Nepal in the north and Bangladesh in the east; and, it shares state boundary with Jharkhand and Bihar in the west, Odisha in the south-west, Sikkim in the north and Assam in the north-east. In addition, it also shares small coastline with Bay of Bengal in the south.

Being historically important, West Bengal has rich and distinct tradition and culture. Arts, music, dance, and films are pretty popular in entire country of India. Many Bengali dancers, artists, musicians, and singers are appreciated throughout the country. Bengali literature is very old and rich; Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian who won the Nobel Prize for his Bengali literature. Swami Vivekananda who has given significant social theory across the world was also born in West Bengal. Besides, there are dozens of other scholars including Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar etc. who have given unforgettable contributions to the whole world. Because of its tradition and cultural richness, the state capital Kolkata is known as the "cultural capital of India."

Located between the Great Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, West Bengal has various distinct geographic features ranging from hill station. Darjeeling located in Himalayan region to tourists’ popular point Digha Beache located at the coast of Bay of Bengal. Ganga is the most significant river that flows throughout the state and enters in Bangladesh where meets with the river Brahmaputra before merging in Bay of Bengal. Hooghly and Damador are other important rivers in the state. Sundarbans is another important geographic feature. It is one of the largest mangroves of the world. Among the diversified geographic features, West Bengal experiences tropical savana climate largely categorized into winter, summer, and rainy seasons.

In terms of agriculture producer, West Bengal is one of the leading contributors to country’s net domestic produce. The rivers Ganga, Damador, and Hooghly are the significant source of water for agriculture. Regions along these rivers are very much fertile.

STATE SYMBOL
  • State Animal: Fishing Cat
  • State Bird: White-throated Kingfisher
  • State Tree: Devil Tree
  • State Flower: Night-flowering Jasmine

West Bengal District Map