Districts of West Bengal

Bankura District Map Barddhaman District Map Birbhum District Map Dakshin Dinajpur District Map
Bankura District MapBarddhaman District MapBirbhum District MapDakshin Dinajpur District Map
Darjiling District Map Haora District Map Hugli District Map Jalpaiguri District Map
Darjiling District MapHaora District MapHugli District MapJalpaiguri District Map
Kochbihar District Map Kolkata District Map Maldah District Map Medinipur District Map
Kochbihar District MapKolkata District MapMaldah District MapMedinipur District Map
Murshidabad District Map Nadia District Map North 24 Parganas District Map Purba Medinipur District Map
Murshidabad District MapNadia District MapNorth 24 Parganas District MapPurba Medinipur District Map
Puruliya District Map South 24 Parganas District Map Uttar Dinajpur District Map Alipurduar District Map
Puruliya District MapSouth 24 Parganas District MapUttar Dinajpur District MapAlipurduar District Map


Introduction



West Bengal is a state of India that is situated in the eastern part of the country. The state consists of 19 districts and is a well developed state. All the districts add to the rich history and culture of the state as it comprises of diversity and provide a huge variety in religion, culture and tradition. The state is famous for its ancient history and the famous art, culture and music. The capital of the state is Kolkata and is one of the major cities in India.

The state is famous for its rich flora and fauna. The districts of west Bengal provide religious centers, excellent sea beaches that are simply breathtaking, wild life sanctuaries, hill stations and magnificent landscape. Every district comes with a distinct factor that attracts visitors. The map provided can help you locate different districts, highways and district headquarters. The map also helps in locating important places like the capital city and the headquarters of each district. You can also find railway route, rivers, major roads, national highways that will help you to move easily in the state.

Location of West Bengal



The state is surrounded by Sikkim and the country of Bhutan to its North, Assam and Bangladesh to the east and Bay of Bengal and Orissa state to the south and to the west is Jharkhand and Bihar. Nepal is to the North West of the state. Almost three countries touch their boundaries with West Bengal making it diverse in culture, language and tradition. It has been highly influenced by these cultures that belong to different countries.

Districts of West Bengal



West Bengal is divided into three main divisions known as the Jalpaiguri division, Burdwan division and the Presidency division. Every division comprises of 6 to 7 districts that helps the administration to manage the state efficiently. Jalpaiguri division comprises of Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Maida, North Dinajpur or Uttar Dinajpur, south Dinajpur or Dakshin Dinajpur. The Burdwan division comprises of Bankura, Bardhaman, Birbhum, East Midnapore or Purba Medinipur, Hoogly, Purulla, West Midnapore or Paschim Medinipur. The presidency division holds discrits like the Howrah, Kolkata, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas or Uttar 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas or Dakshin 24 Parganas.

Every district has a district magistrate or a collector for the administration of the district. Each district comprises of sub divisions with a magistrate for administration. Every subdivision is again divided into blocks that comprise of panchayats, municipalities and village councils.

List of Districts in West Bengal

Sr. No.DistrictDistrict HQPopulation (2011)GrowthSex RatioLiteracyArea (km2)Density (/km2)
1AlipurduarAlipurduar******
2BankuraBankura359667412.65%95770.266882523
3BarddhamanBardhaman771756311.92%94576.2170241100
4BirbhumSuri350240416.15%95670.684545771
5Dakshin DinajpurBalurghat167627611.52%95672.822183753
6DarjilingDarjeeling184682314.77%97079.563149585
7HaoraHowrah485002913.50%93983.3114673300
8HugliHugli-Chuchura55191459.46%96181.831491753
9JalpaiguriJalpaiguri387284613.87%95373.256227621
10Koch BiharCooch Behar281908613.71%94274.783387833
11KolkataKolkata4496694-1.67%90886.3118524252
12MaldahEnglish Bazar398884521.22%94461.7337331071
13MurshidabadBaharampur710380721.09%95866.5953241334
14NadiaKrishnanagar516760012.22%94774.9739271316
15North Twenty Four ParganasBarasat1000978112.04%95584.0640942463
16Paschim MedinipurMidnapore591345713.86%9667893451076
17Purba MedinipurTamluk509587515.36%93887.024736923
18PuruliyaPurulia293011515.52%95764.486259468
19South Twenty Four ParganasAlipore816196118.17%95677.519960819
20Uttar DinajpurRaiganj300713423.15%93959.073180956


Last Updated on : August 25, 2014