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INDIAN STATE: WEST BENGAL
 
Geographical Area: 0.89 (lakh Sq Km)
Capital: Kolkata
Population (2011) (fig. in persons) 9,13,47,736
Literacy Rate 77.08
Principal Language : English, Bengali, Hindi
 
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West Bengal

 

West Bengal is located at the centre of the eastern region of India. It is strategically positioned with three international frontiers, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The state of West Bengal borders the states of Bihar, Orissa, Sikkim and Assam. It stretches for about 700 Km, from the Bay of Bengal in the South to the mighty Himalayas in the North.

 

West Bengal has emerged as a prime investment destination in India with a large number of foreign investments at Howrah and Kolkata. Haldia is set to be the next petrochemical hub. The steel city of Durgapur and the colliery belts of Asansol are gaining popularity as a ferro alloy hub. The northern parts of Siliguri and Jalpaiguri are also attracting scores of investors. Total investments in the state during 1991-2003 stood at Rs.24,436 crores. In 2004, it further rose to 26,480 crores and the quantum of investments is increasing by the year.

 

 

 

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