West Bengal


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West Bengal

A state of eastern India west of Bangladesh. Having a mostly Hindu population, West Bengal was created by the partitioning of Bengal along religious lines when India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947. Kolkata is the capital.

West Bengal

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(Placename) a state of E India, on the Bay of Bengal: formed in 1947 from the Hindu area of Bengal; additional territories added in 1950 (Cooch Behar), 1954 (Chandernagor), and 1956 (part of Bihar); mostly low-lying and crossed by the Hooghly River. Capital: Kolkata (Calcutta). Pop: 80 221 171 (2001). Area: 88 752 sq km (34 260 sq miles)

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a state in E India: formerly part of the province of Bengal. 68,077,965; 33,805 sq. mi. (87,555 sq. km). Cap.: Calcutta.
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