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Divisions and District of West Bengal

Divisions and District of West Bengal

Divisions and District of West Bengal

Divisions and District of West Bengal

A group of districts forms a division, which is administered by a ‘Divisional Commissioner’. At Present West Bengal is divided in twenty three districts, grouped under five divisions:

Divisions of West Bengal

At present, there are five divisions in West Bengal. They are

#DivisionDistricts
1Malda divisionMalda district Uttar Dinajpur district Dakshin Dinajpur district Murshidabad district
2Burdwan divisionBirbhum district Hooghly district Paschim Bardhaman district Purba Bardhaman district
3Jalpaiguri divisionAlipurduar district Cooch Behar district Darjeeling district Jalpaiguri district Kalimpong district
4Presidency divisionHowrah district Kolkata district Nadia district North 24 Parganas district South 24 Parganas district
5Medinipur divisionBankura district Jhargram district Purulia district Purba Medinipur district Paschim Medinipur district

Districts of West Bengal

#DistrictHeadquartersEstablished
1BankuraBankura1947
2BirbhumSuri1947
3DarjeelingDarjeeling1947
4HooghlyChinsura1947
5HowrahHowrah1947
6JalpaiguriJalpaiguri1947
7KolkataKolkata1947
8MaldaEnglish Bazar1947
9MurshidabadBaharampur1947
10NadiaNadia1947
11Cooch BeharCooch Behar1950
12PuruliaPurulia1956
13North 24 ParganasBarasat1986
14South 24 ParganasAlipore1986
15Uttar DinajpurRaiganj1992
16Dakshin DinajpurDakshin Dinajpur1992
17Paschim MedinipurMedinipur2002
18Purba MedinipurTamluk2002
19AlipurduarAlipurduar2014
20Paschim BardhamanAsansol2017
21Purba BardhamanBardhaman2017
22JhargramJhargram2017
23KalimpongKalimpong2017

Some Additional Information about West Bengal Districts

  • Largest District Area Wise – South 24 Parganas
  • Smallest District Area Wise – Kolkata
  • Most Populated District – North 24 Parganas
  • Least Populated District – Kalimpong
  • Highest Sex Ratio – Darjeeling
  • Lowest Sex Ratio – Kolkata
  • District having most Population Density – Kolkata
  • District having least Population Density – Purulia
  • Highest Literacy Rate – Purba Medinipur
  • Lowest Literacy Rate – North Dinajpur

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