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ID: 1001977
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Bengal (state)  West Bengal (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 23 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 23.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 087 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 87.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Princely state of Cooch Behār became part of the state 1950; Chandernagore, formerly a French enclave, transferred to West Bengal 1954; most of population is Hindu, remaining are Muslim and small numbers of Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs.

Names:
West Bengal (preferred,C,V)
State of West Bengal (C,V,English,U)
West Bengal, State of (C,V)
Bangla (NA,V)
Bengal (NA,V)
West Benegal (NA,V)
IN28 (NA,V,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of West Bengal (state)  ............  West Bengal (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  reorganized 1956
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bangla..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Bengal..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
IN28..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
State of West Bengal..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
West Benegal..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
West Bengal..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 589-590
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 29
West Bengal, State of..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 589-590
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2114741
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 29
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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