WEST BENGAL


  • Capital - Kolkata.
  • Number Of Districts - 23.
  • Formed On - 26 January 1950.
  • Chief Minister - Mamta Banerjee.
  • Governor - Keshari Nath Tripathy.
  • High Court - Kolkata High Court.
  • Chief Justice - Jyotimay Bhattacharya.
  • Language - Hindi, Bengali.
  • State Animal - Fishing Cat.
  • State Bird - White-Breasted Kingfisher.
  • State Flower - Shephali.
  • Tribes - Santal, Oraon, Munda, Kara, Bhumji, Lodha, Mahali, Bhutia, Tamang, Subba, Bedia, Sabar.
  • Festivals - Durga puja, Holi(Dolyatra), Kali puja & diwali, Ganga sagar mela, Ratha yatra, Vishnupur festival, Poush mela, Teesta tea & tourism festival, Rash mela, Basanta utsav.
  • Folk Dance - Brita dance, Gambhira dance, Chhau dance, Santhal dance, Tusu dance, Lathi dance, Kirtan dance, Kushan dance, Alkap dance.
  • Temples and Archeological Sites - Kalighat kali temple, dakshineshwar kali temple, Rudreshwar temple, Bhavanishwar temple, Nil kuthi mound, Qutub shahi masjid, john pierce tomb, two stone pillars, Gate of old fort, Victoria memorial.
  • Rivers - Teesta river, Balason river, Jaldhaka river, Torsha river, Mechi river, Ganga, Hanumata river, Kasai river, Bhagirathi-hooghly river.
  • Important dams & associated rivers-
  1. Kangsabati Kumari Dam - Kasai River.
  2. Hanumata Dam - Hanumata River.
  3. Lipania Dam - Ganga River.
  4. Bindu Dam- Jaldhaka River.
  • Power Plants -        
  1. Segardigh Thermal Power Station.
  2. Santaldih Thermal Power Station.
  3. Bakreshwar Thermal Power Project.
  4. Bandel Thermal Power Station.
  5. Kolaghat Thermal Power Station.
  • National Park - 
  1. Gorumara National Park.
  2. Neora Valley National Park.
  3. Singalia National Park.
  4. Jaldpara National Park.
  • Tiger Reserve - Sunderban Tiger Reserve, Buxa Tiger Reserve.
  • Bird Sanctuary -  Chintamoni Kar BS, Thasrana BS.
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - 
  1. Ballavpur WLS.
  2. Bethuadahari WLS.
  3. Bibhuti Bhusan WLS.
  4. Buxa WLS.
  5. Chapramari WLS.
  6. Haliday Island WLS.
  7. Jorepokhri Salamander WLS.
  8. Lothian Island WLS.
  9. Mahananda WLS.
  10. Raiganj WLS.
  11. Ramnabagan WLS.
  12. Sajnakhali WLS.
  13.  Senchal WLS.
  14. West Sunderban WLS.
  • Elephant Reserve - Mayurjharna Eastern Doors.
  • Important Stadiums - 
  1. Salt Lake Cricket Stadium.
  2. Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium.
  3. Rabindra Sarobar Stadium.
  4. Kanchenjunga Stadium.
  • Lakes -
  1. Motijhil lake.
  2. Mirik lake.
  3. Lal dighi lake.
  4. Rasik bil lake.
  5. Senchal lake.
  6. Rabindra sarovarlake.
  • Waterfall - 
  1. Changey waterfall.
  2. Whistle Khola waterfall.
  • Airports - 
  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
  2. Malda Airport.
  3. Nazrul Islam Airport.
  4. Bagdora Airport.
  • Ramsar Sites - East Calcutta Wetlands.
  • UNESCO World Heritage SiteSunderbans.