About West Bengal - State of India

West Bengal (proposed new English name: Paschim Banga) is a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation's fourth-most populous.It is also the seventh-most populous sub-national entity in the world, with over 91 million inhabitants.A major agricultural producer, West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India's GDP.[5] Covering a total area of 34,267 sq mi (88,750 km2), it is bordered by the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, and the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (en: Calcutta). [Read more...]