¨ Capital - Kolkata.|
¨ Language - Bengali.
¨ Ancient Name Vanga desa or Gauda.
¨ Kolkata was the ancient capital of British India.
¨ Highest population density.
¨ Sorrow of Bengal - Damodar river.
¨ River Bhagiradi is known as Hugli in Bengal.
¨ Kolkata is on the bank of Hugli.
¨ Science city of India - Kolkata.
¨First metro train in India is in Kolkata.
¨ West Bengal is the leading producer of Jute & ricfe.
¨ First post Office & first High court in India were
started in Kolkata.
¨ Chief festival - Durga Pooja.
¨ Bengal assembly building is known as Writer’s
¨ Salt lake stadium (Yuba Bhathi stadium) famous for
football & Eden Garden famous for cricket, are in Kolkata.
¨ Durgapur steel plant is with British collaboration.
¨ Dum Dum International Airport in Kolkata has been
renamed as Subash Chandra Bose Airport.
¨ Major ports- Kolkata port & Haldia port.
¨ Teen bega corridor leased to Bangladesh for 998
¨ West Bengal is the first state to implement 30%
reserva tion of seats for woman in the lected bodies.
¨ Jyothi Basu is the longest served Chief minister of
an Indian state.
¨ New Moore Island in Bay of Bengal is apart of West
¨ Howrah Bridge is renamed as "Rabindra Sethu’.
¨ Belvederi house, the biggest library in India.
¨ Farakka dam, Birla Planetorium, Victoria Memorial pic
ture gallery & Museum.
¨ Birth Place of Rabindranath Tagore - Jorosanko
¨ Birth place of Sri.Ramkrishna Paramahamsa-
¨ Benoy Badal Dinesh Bag is the memorial of three
¨ Sunderbans wild life sanctuary, Jaldappara wild life
¨ sanctuary, Lothian Island wild Life sanctuary, Buxar
¨ Damodar valley project & Mayurakshi project.
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