West Bengal GK Questions Test Your Knowledge about the State

Discover the vibrant heritage and unique facets of West Bengal through our comprehensive General Knowledge quiz. Test your understanding of this culturally rich state with intriguing questions covering history, culture, geography, and more!

West Bengal

West Bengal, situated in the eastern part of India, is a state brimming with a diverse cultural heritage and natural splendor. Covering an area of approximately 88,752 square kilometers, this region is steeped in vibrant festivities, with Durga Puja reigning as the grandest celebration, illuminating the streets with colorful pandals and exuberant revelry.

Renowned for its literary giants like Rabindranath Tagore and filmmaking maestro Satyajit Ray, West Bengal stands as a cradle of art and culture. The state’s delectable cuisine, including its world-famous sweets like Rasgulla and Sandesh, tantalizes taste buds nationwide.

Nestled amidst the majestic Eastern Himalayas, West Bengal offers breathtaking views and trekking escapades in destinations like Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Its natural bounty extends to the iconic Sundarbans National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and habitat to the revered Royal Bengal Tigers, along with other wildlife sanctuaries like Jaldapara, showcasing the state’s commitment to preserving its rich biodiversity.

Quick Information about West Bengal

State NameWest Bengal
CapitalKolkata (formerly known as Calcutta)
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
GovernorHon’ble Shri C. V. Ananda Bose
Chief JusticeJustice T. S. Sivagnanam
Total Districts23
Official LanguageBengali
AreaApproximately 88,752 km²
Famous ForDurga Puja, Literature, Arts, Rasgulla, Sundarbans National Park
Major RiversGanges, Brahmaputra, Hooghly, Teesta
Important WildlifeRoyal Bengal Tiger, Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary

West Bengal General Knowledge Questions Categories

  • General Questions about West Bengal
  • Rivers, Waterfalls and Dams in West Bengal
  • Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks in West Bengal
  • Mountains in West Bengal
  • National Highways and Transport in West Bengal
  • Sports General Knowledge about West Bengal
  • Geography ( Area, Districts, Forts, Monuments , Buildings, Stadiums ,etc )
  • Arts and Culture
  • West Bengal Government Schemes General Knowledge Question
  • Smallest , Largest, Newest, Oldest, First in West Bengal
  • Other Important General Questions about West Bengal

West Bengal GK Questions ( Some General Questions )

Q1. What is the formation day of West Bengal ?
Ans. 26 January 1950

Q2. What is the capital of West Bengal ?
Ans. Kolkata

Q3. Which state is the largest producer of Rice in India ?
Ans. West Bengal

Q4. Name the first governor of West Bengal.
Ans. Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

Q5. Who was the first Chief Minister of West Bengal?
Ans. Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

Q6. What is the total area of West Bengal ?
Ans. 88,752 km² approx

Q7. Name the State Borders of West Bengal .
Ans. State Border : Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar

Q8. Name the International Border of West Bengal.
Ans. Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh

Q9. How many members in the Legislative Assembly of the West Bengal?
Ans. 294

Q10. Which city of West Bengal is known as the Land of Black Diamond ?
Ans. Asansol

Q11. Which city of West Bengal is known as Queen of the Hills ?
Ans. Darjeeling

Q12. Which city of West Bengal is known as the Mango City ?

Q13. Name the state animal of West Bengal.
Ans. Fishing Cat

Q14. Name the State Tree of Bengal .

Q15. Where is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located ?
Ans. Kolkata

Q16. Name the largest River Port of West Bengal.
Ans. Kolkata Port and Haldia Port