West Bengal GK a brief Overview

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West Bengal GK a brief Overview
West Bengal GK a brief Overview

Hello Friends, Check out theWest Bengal GK a brief overview, Here we include a quick overview about West Bengal like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of  West Bengal and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this points in details.

West Bengal GK a brief overview

💢 History
• Previously , It was a Part of Bengal Province, British India. Gets status of state on 26 January, 1950.
• State Hood Day:  20 June
• Capital:- Kolkata
• Chief Minister:- Mamata Banerjee
• Governor of West Bengal: Jagdeep Dhankhar
• Official Language: Bengali , English

💢 Demography
• Area : 88752 Sq, km
• Population Density:  1029 / Km2
• Literacy Rate: 77.08%
• Sex Ratio: 987/1000

💢 Political Party
• In Power: TMC (All India Trinamool Congress)

• Major Opposition Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ,  Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM), and the Indian National Congress (INC).

• Legislature Unicameral (294 seats)
• Lok Sabha: (42 seats)
• Rajya Sabha: (16 seats)

💢 Important Nick Names
• Kolkata:  City of Joy, City of Palaces
• Darjeeling:  Queen of Hills
• Durgapur: Ruhr of India
• Siliguri: Gateway to the Dooars
• Nabadwip:  Oxford of Bengal

💢 Symbols of West Bengal
•State Animal – Fishing Cat
• State Bird – White-throated Kingfisher
• State Fish-Ilish
• State Flower-Night-flowering jasmine
• State Tree:- Chatim tree

💢 Motto – Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone triumphs)

Emblem or Official logo of West Bengal
Emblem or Official      logo of West Bengal

💢 Border countries
• Bangladesh
• Bhutan
• Nepal

💢 Border State
• Sikkim,
• Assam
• Odisha
• Bihar
• Jharkhand

💢 Wildlife Sanctuaries of West Bengal
• Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary
• Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
• Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
• Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary
• Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary
• Pakhi Bitan Wildlife Sanctuary
• Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary
• Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary
• Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary
• Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary
• Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary

💢 Tiger Reserves in West Bengal
• Buxa Tiger Reserve
• Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

💢 Bird Sanctuaries in Bengal
• Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
• Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary

💢 National Parks of West Bengal
• Gorumara National Park
• Jaldapara National Park
• Neora Valley National Park
• Singalila National Park
• Sundarbans National Park

💢 Elephant Reserve located in West Bengal
• Mayurjharna Elephant Reserve

💢 Crocodile Project of West Bengal
• Bhagwatpur crocodile project – Sundarban

💢 Biosphere Reserve of West Bengal
• Sundarbans

💢  Ramsar Wetland located  in West Bengal
• East Kolkata Wetland

💢 Famous Festivals of Bengal
• Durgapuja
• Diwali, Kali Puja
• Dol, Purnima
• Christmas Day
• Id-Ul-Fitar
• Muharram
• Pous Mela
• Basanta Utsav
• Rass Mela

💢 GI Tagged Products of Bengal
• Darjeeling Tea (First GI tagged Product of Bengal)
• Laxmanbhog Mango
• Himsagar Mango
• Fazli Mango
• Joynagar Moa
• Gobindobhog Rice
• Bengali Rasgulla

West Bengal GK a brief overview
West Bengal GK a brief overview

💢 Juridiction of West Bengal
• High Court: Calcutta Highcourt
• Chief Justice: Prakash Shrivastava

💢 Major Tribes of West Bengal
• Santal, Oraon, Munda, Bhumji, Kora, Lodha, Bhutia, Mahali

💢 Important Dams in West Bengal
• Mukutmanipur Dam
• Farakka Barrage
• Kangsabati Dam
• Durgapur Barrage
• Hinglow
• Muruguma Dam
• Turga Dam

💢 Major Rivers of West Bengal
• Ganga, Damodar, Tista, Jaldhaka, Mahananda, Hoogly, Rupnarayan, Ajay, Haldi

💢 Key Industry
• Tea, petroleum and petrochemicals, leather. Iron and steel, information technology

💢 Highest Peaks of Bengal
• Sandakfu is the highest peak of West Bengal.
• It is located in the Singalila Ridge of Himalayas.
•  Gorgaburu is the highest peak in the southern West Bengal on Ajodhya Hills.

♦ Top 3 Highest Peak
• Sandakafu – 3636 m
• Faut – 3600 m
• Sabargaram – 3543m

• Other important peaks are Tiger Hill, Ghum Hilll, Deoo Hill, Durpin Hill, Gorgaburu

💢 Major Hillls   of Bengal
• Tiger Hill (Darjeeling)
• Ghum Hilll (Darjeeling)
• Deoo Hill (Kalimpong)
• Durpin Hill (Kalimpong)
Ajodhya Hills (Purulia)
• Panchet Hill (Purulia)
• Biharinath Hill (Bankura)
• Susunia Hill (Bankura)

💢 Mountains Range

• Singalila Ridge (Highest Peak – Sandakfu, Height- 3636 m )

• Darjeeling-Kurseong range (Highest Peak – Tiger Hill, Height – 2600 m)

• Sinchula range (Highest Peak – Sanchuli, Height – 1924 m)

• Chola range (Highest Peak – Deolo Hill, Height- 1704 m)

💢 Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal

• Mejia Thermal Power Station (Bankura)
• Farakka Super Thermal Power Station (Murshidabad)
• Kolaghat Thermal Power Station (East Midnapore)
• Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station (Birbhum)
• Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Station (Bardhaman)
• Budge Budge Thermal Power Plant (South 24 Parganas)
• Santaldih Thermal Power Station (Purulia)
• Durgapur Thermal Power Station (Bardhaman)
• Sagardighi Thermal Power Station (Murshidabad)
• Bandel Thermal Power Station (Hoogly)
• New Cossipore Generating Station (Kokata)
• Kasba Peak Load Power Generating Station (Kolkata)
• Maithan Gas Turbine Power Station
• Haldia Gas Turbine Power Station

💢 Hydroellectric Power Station
• Teesta Low Dam (Darjeeling)
• Purulia pumped storage (Purulia)
• Panchet (Purulia)
• Maithan (West Bengal and Jharkhand)
• Rammam hydro power (Darjeeling)

💢  Solar Power Plant in West Bengal 

• Total Production 149.84 MW.

• The Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) has set up World’s largest solar tree with a capacity of 11.5kwW at the CSIR-CMERI residential colony in Durgapur, West Bengal.


Also Read 

A  brief overview of Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir GK)

A  brief overview of Karnataka (Karnataka GK)

A  brief overview of Meghalaya (Meghalaya GK) \

A  brief overview of Jharkhand (Jharkhand GK)

A  brief overview of Mizoram (Mizoram GK) 

A  brief overview of Odisha (Odisha GK) 

A brief overview of Uttarakhand


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