Interesting Fact about West Bengal


West Bengal is the fourth most populous state in India. It is bordered by the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. West Bengal encompasses two board natural regions. The Gangetic plain in the south and the sub-Himalayan and Himalayan area in the north.

The Capital of West Bengal is Kolkata. Kolkata is also known as 'city of joy", "city of palaces". Famous tourist spots in Kolkata are Victoria Memorial, Jorasanko Thakur Bari, and Indian museum, Alipur zoo, town hall, Raj Bhaban, marble palace, fort William, St. Cathedral and many more.

Six seasons make the year in Bengal, and we are in the habit of witnessing the changes in nature following one after another. Durga puja is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Odisha.it is the best puja all over the world.it is mainly celebrated in September or October.

West Bengal is a state which has many religions like Hinduism, Christian, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhs. West Bengal offers its visitors a matchless geographical variety. This area is known as a tourist's paradise. It includes sea beaches, museums, hill areas, religious centers, historical places, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, etc.

The major agricultural producer West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to Indian's net domestic product. West Bengal is noted for its cultural activities and presence of cultural and educational institutions, the state capital Kolkata is known as the 'cultural capital of India. 'Agriculture is the main source of economy. It is the largest producer of rice in the country. Rice is the staple food.

The Ganges is the main river that drives in west Bengal.one branch enters Bangladesh as the Padma, while the other flows through West Bengal as the Bhagirathi River and Hooghly River. The farakkaa barrage over the Ganges feeds the Hooghly branch of the river by a feeder canal, and its water flow management has been a source of lasting dispute between India and Bangladesh. The Teesta, torso, jaldhaka, and Mahananda Rivers are in the northern hilly region .the western plateau region has rivers such as the Damodar, Ajay, and kongsabati. 

Basic Fact of West Bengal:

  1. West Bengal was set up in 1956.
  2. The population of the state is almost 10 crore.
  3. The percentage of the rural population is 68.13 and the percentage of urban population is 31.87.
  4. Population density is 1028
  5. The child sex ratio of West Bengal is 956.
  6. 42 seats in Lok Sabha West Bengal and there are 16 seats in Rajya Sabha of West Bengal.
  7. The main high court of the state is the Calcutta High court. The total number of districts is 23.
  8. Child sex ratio 950 power 1000 males and the literacy rate of the state is 76.26 %.
  9. Total district of this state is 23
  10. The most populous district of West Bengal is north 24 pagans and the largest district is south 24 Parganas.
  11. Administrative divisions of West Bengal right Jalpaiguri division, Bardhhaman division, and presidency division.
  12. There are 16 National highways in the states.
  13. The language mostly used in West Bengal is Bengali.

First in West Bengal:

  1. First governor: ChakravartiRajagopalachari.
  2. First female governor: Padmaja Naidu.
  3. First chief minister of West Bengal: Prafulla Chandra Ghose.
  4. First female chief minister: Mamta Banerjee.
  5. First university: University in Kolkata.

In other words, there are some state symbols in West Bengal. Now we are going to describe the state symbols of West Bengal.

State animal: fishing cat
It is our state animal of West Bengal. Native people of West Bengal call it baghrol or maachbagha.
State bird: white-throated Kingfisher
The scientific name of the Kingfisher is Halcyon smyrnensis. Other hands it is also known as white-breasted Kingfisher. Can be seen well from water. It feeds small reptiles, amphibians crabs, and birds also.
State tree: charm or devil
It is the state tree of West Bengal its scientific name is Alstoniascholaris. The average height is up to 100 meters. It uses for some effective medicines.
State flower: night flowering Jasmine
This flower is the state symbol of West Bengal and it is is very important for women pathetic and ayurvedic medicines.
The folk dance is formed from the native place of West Bengal. West Bengal is renowned for its beauty and culture.
RabindraNritya: eminent poet Rabindranath Tagore has created this dance form for the younger generation.
Chhau dance: this dance is also known as the traditional dance form of native place in West Bengal.  When dancers perform on this form, they use masks.
TusuParab dance: distance from is the pivotal obstruction of Makar Sankranti festival which is a vital festival of West Bengal and it is a seasonal dance and dancers perform on this form in the MamtaPaush.

Wildlife is an essential and integral part of nature. The wild birds, animals, insects, and reptiles help to maintain a balance in nature and conversation of the environment. West Bengal has 3.26% of its geographical area under protected areas comprising 15 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks-Sundarbans national park, buxa tiger reserve, Gorumara national park Neora valley national park, Singalila national park.

Renowned Personalities from the film industry of West Bengal. 

Actors 

Uttam Kumar: 
He was a versatile actor he was born in 1926 to a middle-class family in Kolkata his original name was Arun Kumar Chatterjee. He performed define kinds of roles in a film. Uttam -Suchitra combination became a legendary name.
Acclaimed for his performance of movie 'Nayak 'which is directed by SatyajitRay, eminent film director.
Mithun Chakraborty:
His original name is gurango Chakraborty and he received three National Film Awards in his life.he started his career as an actor after that he acted in different types of roles in real life like social worker producer and the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament.
Singer:
HemantaMukhopadhyay: 
He was a veteran and famous singer of Bengal. On the other hand, he was a music director and film producer of Bengal.

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