Static GK: West Bengal

West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The state’s main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

Capital Kolkata
Area 88752km2
Language Bengali, English
Number of Districts 23
State Flower Night-flowering jasmine
State Fruit
State Animal Fishing cat
State Bird White-throated King Fisher
State Game Football
State Tree Chatian
State Dance Chhau Dance
First in State Chief Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghosh From 15 August 1947 to 22 January 1948
First Governor Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (acting) From 15 August 1947 to 21 June 1948
Name of the Constitution Government of West Bengal
Assembly constituency 240
Parliamentary constituency 42

Festival name:

S.No Festival name
1. Durga Puja
2. Bengali New Year
3. Gaura Purnima
4. Lakshmi Puja
5. Eid-ul-Adha

Nick Name of District:

S.No Nick Name of District
1. Land of Black Diamond


Airports City
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata
Bagdogra Airport Siliguri
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport Durgapur
Panagarh Airport Burdwan
Malda Airport Malda

Hydro Power Plants:

Hydro Power Plants Location
Jaldhaka Hydroelectric Project West Bengal
Massanjore Hydroelectric Project West Bengal
Purulia Hydroelectric Project West Bengal
Rambam Hydroelectric Project West Bengal
Teesta Canal Falls West Bengal
Teesta Low Dam III Hydroelectric Project West Bengal
Teesta Low Dam IV Hydroelectric Project Darjeeling

Nuclear Power Plants:

Nuclear Power Plants Location
Haripur Nuclear Power Plant West Bengal

National Parks:

National Parks Nearest City
Jaldapara National Park Uttar Madarihat
Gorumara National Park Jalpaiguri
Sundarbans National Park Gosaba
Singalila National Park West Bengal

Forests Name:

Forests Name Nearest City
Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal
Bethuadahari Reserve Forest Jaipur
Hijuli Forest Ranaghat

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life Sanctuary Location
Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary Bardhaman
Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary Gangsara
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary Bolpur
Jorpokhri Wildlife Sanctuary West Bengal
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary West Bengal
Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary Bethuadahari
Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary Raiganj
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary Kolkata

Stadium Name:

Stadium Name Location
Rabindra Sarobar Stadium Kolkata
Netaji Indoor Stadium Kolkata
Nehru Stadium Durgapur
Barasat Stadium Kolkata
Kalyani Stadium Kalyani
Kishore Bharati Krirangan Kolkata
Gitanjali Stadium Kolkata
Gangarampur Stadium Gangarampur
NKDA Cricket Stadium Westbengal
Eden Gardens Kolkata

Fort Name:

S.No Fort Name
1. Kurumbera Fort
2. Buxa Fort
3. Fort William

Palace Name:

S.No Palace Name
1. Cooch Behar Palace
2. Marble Palace


S.No Monuments
1. Metcalfe Hall
2. Eklakhi Mausoleum
3. Chika Masjid
4. Currency Building
5. Gwalior Monument
6. Indian National Army Memorial
7. James Princep Monument

River Name:

S.No River Name
1. Ganges
2. Hooghly River
3. Damodar River
4. Subarnarekha River
5. Mahananda River

Dam Name:

Dam Name Location
Bakreshwar Dam Birbhum
Bandhu Dam Puruliya
Dimu Dam Puruliya
Kanjan Dam Bankura

Lake Name:

S.No Lake Name
1. Mirik Lake
2. Senchal Lake
3. Rabindra Sarobar
4. Motijhil

Temple Name:

S.No Temple Name
1. Kalighat Kali Temple
2. Taraknath Temple
3. Ananta Basudeba Temple
4. Kiriteswari Temple
5. Birla Mandir

Dress Code:

Dress Code  
Women Sari,Western-style Attire
Men Kurta,Lungi, Sarong

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