Information about West Bengal

State Information
ISO Code WB
Vehicle Code WB
Capital Kolkata
Largest City Kolkata
Formation Date Jan 26, 1950 (67 years ago)
Population 91,276,115
Area 88,752 km2
Official Languages Bengali, Nepali
Other Official Languages Hindi, Urdu, Santali, Odia and Punjabi
Information about the name West Bengal
Name in State Language পশ্চিমবঙ্গ (Bengali)
Meaning of the name West part of Bengal
Additional Information The term West Bengal originated after the Partition of Bengal province in 1905 by the colonial administration. The origin of the word "Bengal" itself is uncertain (see Etymology of Bengal). Possible origins include the name of a tribe that settled in the area around 1000 BCE and the Austric word for the sun god. Another theory states that the word "Bengal" is derived from the words Bonga (God of the ) + Aal (Device used in Agriculture).
Information about Chief Minister of West Bengal
Name of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister since May 20, 2011 (6 years ago)
Party Name All India Trinamool Congress
Information about Governor of West Bengal
Name of the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor since Jul 24, 2014 (3 years ago)