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District Map of West Bengal
*The Map showing all the districts of West Bengal.
West Bengal located in eastern India is the country's fourth most populous state. With Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) as its capital, West Bengal has two very distinct natural regions; the Gangetic plains in the north and the Himalayas in the north.
is famous for its cultural heritage and for being home to India's Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, regarded by many as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. The population of West Bengal is 91,347,736 (2011 census) and is spread over an area of 88,752 km sq.
Districts and Administration in West Bengal:
West Bengal is divided into 19 districts and each district is governed by a district collector or a district magistrate, appointed by the Indian Administrative Service or the West Bengal Civil Services. Each district is further divided into sub divisions, governed by a sub divisional magistrate and then into blocks. Blocks comprise of panchayats and town municipalities.
Tourism in West Bengal:
West Bengal is blessed with natural and architectural heritage. There are many places of interest in West Bengal such as; the terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Hazardurai Palace, Vicoria Mmorial, Howrah Bridge, Darjeeling Himalayan Railways and the Calcutta Botanical Gardens among others.
List of West Bengal Districts:
Last Updated on : 22 March 2013
|District||Headquarters||Area||Population As of 2011|
|Bankura||Bankura||6,882 km2 (2,657 square mile||35,96,292|
|Bardhaman||Bardhaman||7,024 km2 (2,712 square mile)||77,23,663|
|Birbhum||Suri||4,545 km2 (1,755 square mile)||3502387|
|Cooch Behar||Cooch Behar]||3,387 km2 (1,308 square mile)||28,22,780|
|Darjeeling||Darjeeling||3,149 km2 (1,216 square mile)||1842034|
|East Midnapore||Tamluk||4,785 km2 (1,847 square mile)||50,94,238|
|Hooghly||Chinsura||3,149 km2 (1,216 square mile)||55,20,389|
|Howrah||Howrah||1,467 km2 (566 square mile)||4273009|
|Jalpaiguri||Jalpaiguri||6,227 km2 (2,404 square mile)||3403204|
|Kolkata||Kolkata||185 km2 (71 square mile)||4486679|
|Malda||English Bazar||3,733 km2 (1,441 square mile)||3997970|
|Murshidabad||Baharampur||5,324 km2 (2,056 square mile)||71,02,430|
|Nadia||Krishnanagar||3,927 km2 (1,516 square mile)||5168488|
|North 24 Parganas||Barasat||4,094 km2 (1,581 square mile)||10082852|
|North Dinajpur||Raiganj||3,140 km2 (1,210 square mile)||2441794|
|Purulia||Purulia||6,259 km2 (2,417 square mile)||2927965|
|South 24 Parganas||Alipore||9,960 km2 (3,850 square mile)||81,53,176|
|South Dinajpur||Balurghat||2,219 km2 (857 square mile)||16,70,931|
|West Midnapore||Medinipur||9,296 km2 (3,589 square mile)||59,43,300|
|Total||-||88,752 km2 (34,267 square mile)||91347736|