North Bengal

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North Bengal is marked as red in West Bengal and Bangladesh Region
Dancing Ganesha sculpture from North Bengal, 11th century CE, Asian Art Museum of Berlin (Dahlem).

North Bengal (Bengali: উত্তরবঙ্গ/উত্তর বাংলা) is a term used for the north-western part of Bangladesh and northern part of West Bengal. The Bangladesh part denotes the Rajshahi Division and Rangpur Division. Generally it is the area lying west of Jamuna River and north of Padma River, and includes the Barind Tract. The West Bengal part denotes Jalpaiguri Division (Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Kalimpong) and Malda division (Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda) together. The Bihar parts include Kishanganj district. It also includes parts of Darjeeling Hills. Traditionally, the Ganga River divides West Bengal into South Bengal and North Bengal, divided again into Terai and Dooars regions. Jalpesh and jatileswar are one of the most popular sacred places.

In Bangladesh[edit]

Rangpur Division Rajshahi Division

In West Bengal (India)[edit]

Jalpaiguri division Malda division

Cities and towns (North Bengal)[edit]

Maps of the West Bengal in India and Bangladesh, showing North Bengal in green and the South Bengal in red.

Tufanganj is a city and municipality of Cooch Behar district and one of most commercial city in this region. A mental hospital situated in this town and it is also known as " Gateway of Assam".

In sport[edit]

The North Zone cricket team in Bangladesh is a first-class cricket team that represents northern Bangladesh (Rajshahi and Rangpur) in the Bangladesh Cricket League.


  1. ^ "University of North Bengal".
  • Sujit Ghosh, Colonial Economy in North Bengal: 1833–1933, Kolkata: Paschimbanga Anchalik Itihas O Loksanskriti Charcha Kendra, 2016, ISBN 978-81-926316-6-0.

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