Presidency division

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Divisions of West Bengal

Presidency Division (Bengali: প্রেসিডেন্সি বিভাগ, Presidency Bibhāg) is an administrative division within the Indian state of Paschimbanga (West Bengal). The headquarters and the largest city of the Presidency division is Kolkata, the state capital.

It consists of 6 districts:[1]

Code[2] District Headquarters[3] Established[4] Subdivisions[1] Area[3] Population As of 2001[3] Population Density Map
HR Howrah Howrah 1947 1,467 km2 (566 sq mi) 4,273,099 2,913 /km2 (7,540 /sq mi)
Howrah district.svg
KO Kolkata Kolkata 1947 185 km2 (71 sq mi) 4,572,876 24,718 /km2 (64,020 /sq mi)
Kolkata district.svg
MU Murshidabad Baharampur 1947 5,324 km2 (2,056 sq mi) 5,866,569 1,102 /km2 (2,850 /sq mi)
Murshidabad district.svg
NA Nadia Krishnanagar 1947 3,927 km2 (1,516 sq mi) 4,604,827 1,173 /km2 (3,040 /sq mi)
Nadia district.svg
PN North 24 Parganas Barasat 1986[5] 4,094 km2 (1,581 sq mi) 8,934,286 2,182 /km2 (5,650 /sq mi)
North 24 Parganas district.svg
PS South 24 Parganas Alipore 1986[5] 9,960 km2 (3,850 sq mi) 6,906,689 693 /km2 (1,790 /sq mi)
South 24 Parganas district.svg
Total 21 —24,957 km2 (9,636 sq mi) 35,158,346

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  2. ^ "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Districts : West Bengal". Government of India portal. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  4. ^ Here 'Established' means year of establishment as a district of West Bengal. The state of West Bengal was established in 1947 with 14 districts of erstwhile Bengal province of British India.
  5. ^ a b Mandal, Asim Kumar (2003). The Sundarbans of India: A Development Analysis. Indus Publishing. pp. 168–169. ISBN 81-7387-143-4. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 

Coordinates: 22°34′00″N 88°22′00″E / 22.5667°N 88.3667°E / 22.5667; 88.3667