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West Bengal at a Glance

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Established 1sy May 1960
Area 88,752 sq km
Capital Kolkata
Largest City Kolkata
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (295 seats)
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Official Languages English, Bengali
Population 91,347,736 (2011 Census)
Literacy 77.1%
Airport Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Balurghat Airport, Cooch Behar Airport, Behala Airport, Malda Airport.
Major Rivers Ganga (Ganges) and Yamuna
Major Cities Asansol, Durgapur, Howrah, Raniganj, Haldia, Jalpaiguri, Kharagpur, Burdwan, Darjeeling, Midnapore, Tamluk, Malda and Cooch Behar.
Hill Stations Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Ghum
Government www.wbgov.com
Tourism www.westbengaltourism.gov.in
Districts (19) Bankura, Bardhaman, Birbhum, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, East Midnapore, Hooghly, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, North Dinajpur, Purulia, South 24 Parganas, South Dinajpur and West Midnapore