A Complete List Of West Bengal Districts 2022

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List Of West Bengal Districts: West Bengal is a state in eastern India, between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. The state, West Bengal is the capital of Kolkata. West Bengal is the fourth most populous state in India. In 1947, when India gained independence, the state of West Bengal was formed out of the 14 districts of the British Indian province of Bengal as part of a plan to divide it.

On 26 January 1950, the erstwhile native state of Cooch Behar was incorporated into West Bengal as a district. In 1954 AD the erstwhile French colony was incorporated as a part of Hooghly district of Chandannagar state. According to the State Reorganization Act of 1956, Purulia district was annexed to Bengal and another part of Bihar was annexed to West Dinajpur.

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West Bengal New District

Currently, West Bengal consists of 23 districts. The current Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is going to announce 7 new districts, they are Bishnupur, Baharampur-Jangipur, Kandi, Sundarbans, Ranaghat, Ichhamati District and Basirhat Subdivision District (the name of this district has not been finalised.) The number of districts in the state will increase to 30. Today in this post we will share with you a complete list of West Bengal districts.

A Complete List Of West Bengal Districts

There are 23 districts in West Bengal, these are –

District Name  Area (sq km) Population Head Quarters Name
Alipurduar 3,383 1,700,000 Alipurduar
Bankura 6,882 3,596,292 Bankura
Birbhum 4,545 3,502,387 Suri
Cooch Behar 3,387 2,822,780 Cooch Behar
Dakshin Dinajpur 2,219 1,670,931 Balurghat
Darjeeling 2,092.5 1,797,422 Darjeeling
Hooghly 3,149 5,520,389 Chinsura
Howrah 1,467 4,850,029 Howrah
Jalpaiguri 2,844 2,172,846 Jalpaiguri
Jhargram 3,037.64 1,136,548 Jhargram
Kalimpong 1,044 251,642 Kalimpong
Kolkata 185 4,486,679 Kolkata
Malda 3,733 3,997,970 Malda City
Murshidabad 5,324 7,102,430 Baharampur
Nadia 3,927 5,168,488 Krishnanagar
North 24 Parganas 4,094 10,082,852 Barasat
Paschim Bardhaman 1,603.17 2,882,031 Asansol
Paschim Medinipur 9,345 5,943,300 Medinipur
Purba Bardhaman 5,432.69 4,835,532 Bardhaman
Purba Medinipur 4,736 5,094,238 Tamluk
Purulia 6,259 2,927,965 Purulia
South 24 Parganas 9,960 8,153,176 Alipore
Uttar Dinajpur 3,140 3,000,849 Raiganj
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