West Bengal is a state in Eastern India. It is one of the most densely populated states still, it has a relatively less number of districts. Bihar, which is just a tad larger in area and has a comparable population density as West Bengal, has 38 districts. West Bengal has currently 23 districts. The following is a full list of districts in West Bengal.
Full list of districts in West Bengal
|District||Area (square kilometers)||Population|
|4||Cooch Behar||3,387||28.2 lakhs|
|5||Dakshin Dinajpur (South Dinajpur)||2,162||16,70,931|
|16||North 24 Parganas||4,094||1,00,09,781|
|17||Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur)||6,308||59,43,300|
|18||Paschim Bardhaman (Burdwan)||1,603||28,82,031|
|19||Purba Bardhaman (Burdwan)||5,433||48,35,532|
|20||Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur)||4,736||51 Lakhs|
|22||South 24 Parganas||9,960||81.6 lakhs|
|23||Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur)||3,142||30.1 lakhs|
The stats will be updated after the new census.
Interesting facts about the districts in West Bengal
- South 24 Parganas is the largest district in terms of area in West Bengal.
- North 24 Parganas is the most populous district in West Bengal.
- Alipurduar district was formed on 25 June 2014 bifurcating the Jalpaiguri district.
- Kalimpong district was formed on 14 February 2017 bifurcating the Darjeeling district.
- Jhargram district was formed on 4 April 2017 bifurcating the Paschim Medinipur district.
- Sundarbans and Basirhat will be the two new districts in West Bengal. Sunderbans district will be formed after the bifurcation of South 24 Parganas district. Basirhat district will be formed after the bifurcation of North 24 Parganas district.
- The 23 districts of West Bengal fall under 5 administrative divisions- Medinipur division, Burdwan division, Malda division, Jalpaiguri division, and Presidency division.
|Presidency division||Howrah, Kolkata, Nadia, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas|
|Medinipur division||Bankura, Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur), Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur), Purulia|
|Burdwan division||Birbhum, Hooghly, Paschim Bardhaman (Burdwan), Purba Bardhaman (Burdwan)|
|Malda division||Malda, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur), Dakshin Dinajpur (North Dinajpur)|
|Jalpaiguri division||Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri|