Asked in West BengalKolkataBengal Tigers
Who is the state animal of West Bengal?
Asked in West Bengal, Kolkata
Why is west Bengal in the east?
Bangladesh (east) & west Bengal was once a combined state (State of Bengal). After partition of Bengal, the part falling in India became West Bengal, (which still retains the name), while East Bengal (rather east Pakistan) came to be known as Bangladesh, after it gained freedom from Pakistan. The west Bengal lies on the east portion of India and must not be confused as a misnomer.
Asked in Tigers, West Bengal, Darjeeling
Is Darjeeling in West Bengal or North Bengal?
This is a bit of a trick question. The short answer is yes, and yes. Darjeeling is in both West Bengal and North Bengal. Darjeeling is a district of India, located in the West Bengal state. North Bengal is not an official state, but rather, a casual or informal term used to refer to a region which includes the northern part of West Bengal in India, as well as the northern part of Bangladesh. And "North Bengal" definitely includes Darjeeling.