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West Bengal

West Bengal is a state in the northeast of India. Neighbouring regions are Nepal and Sikkim to the northwest, Bhutan to the north, Assam to the northeast, Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, Orissa to the southwest and Jharkhand and Bihar to the west.

Its capital city is Kolkata.

Bengal was divided between India and Pakistan in 1947. The Pakistani part later became Bangladesh.



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