West Bengal Population 2021 Census : West Bengal is a state situated in the eastern part of India, which shares its international border with Bangladesh, apart from Nepal and Bhutan. The state also shares ethnolinguistic similarity with Bangladesh. It stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. West Bengal stands surrounded by Assam and Sikkim in the northeast, Orissa in the southwest and the states of Jharkhand and Bihar in the west. The exact coordinate location of the state is 27°13’15” and 21°25’24” north latitudes and 85°48’20” and 89°53’04” east longitudes.
West Bengal spreads over an area of about 34,267 square miles i.e. 88,752 square kilometers. Although in accordance with its area, it is one of the smaller states of India, it is amongst the largest states in the country, in terms of population. The diversity in the state is such that depending on soil and climate variations, it can be divided into six broad divisions – hill region (north); terai and Teesta alluvial region (north); lateritic, red and gravely undulating region (west); coastal alluvial region (south); Gangetic alluvial region (west); Vindhya alluvial region (center). Wait no more, come and explore West Bengal on your own!
⇒ West Bengal Population 2021 Census
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. According to the 2021 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city; the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Kolkata Megalopolis is the area surrounding Kolkata Metropolitan city with an additional population. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 kilometers (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city, nicknamed the “City of Joy” is widely regarded as the “cultural capital” of India and as of 2019, 6 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the city. Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area’s economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion (GDP adjusted for purchasing power parity) making it the third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.
Total population of West Bengal as per 2021 census of India is — inhabitants. Of which male and female are —– and —- respectively. In 2011, total population was 9.13 Crores. The total population growth of West Bengal in this decade (2011-2021) is — percent as per 2021 Census, while in previous decade it was 13.84 percent. The population of West Bengal (2021 census) forms — percent of India in 2021. In 2011, the figure was 7.54 percent.
Decadal Growth (%)
Change in Growth (%)
|Approximate Population||9.13 Crores||8.02 Crore|
|Percantage of total Population||7.54%||7.79%|
|Child Sex Ratio||956||960|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||10,581,466||11,414,222|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||5,410,396||5,824,180|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||5,171,070||5,590,042|
|Literacy||76.26 %||68.64 %|
|Male Literacy||81.69 %||77.02 %|
|Female Literacy||70.54 %||59.61 %|
What is the population of West Bengal in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030? It’s should be Projected report. The last census of West Bengal was done in 2021 and next would be in 2031. But we can do projection of future West Bengal Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.
The official language of West Bengal is mainly English and Bengali. In addition, Hindi is also used in many sectors. West Bengal is very much cosmopolitan.
The people of Kolkata mainly use the Bengali dialect as their spoken Languages. But many other languages are also spoken here. These are Hindi, Urdu, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Bihari, Tamil, Assamese, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati.
As per 2021 Census of data Total literates in West Bengal stands at **** of which males were **** and females were ***. Literacy rate in Assam has seen upward trend. In 2011 population census literacy rate in West Bengal stood was at 76.26 percent, where male literacy rate was at 81.69 percent while female literacy was at 70.54 percent respectively. In 2011 census actual numbers of total literates in West Bengal stands at 61,538,281 of which males were 33,818,810 and females were 27,719,471.
Total area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq. km. As per 2021 census data Density of West Bengal is *** per sq km which is lower than national average *** per sq km. In 2011, density of West Bengal was 1,028 per sq km, while nation average in 2011 was 382 per sq km.
Sex Ratio in West Bengal is *** i.e. for each 1000 male, as per census 2021. In 2011, the sex ratio of female was 950 per 1000 males in West Bengal.
According to the 2021 census, Hindu is most popular religion in West Bengal with *** % of state population following the same. Muslim is second most popular religion in West Bengal state with *** % following it. In Assam state, Muslim is followed by *** %, Buddhist by *** %, Sikhism by *** % and Jain by *** %. Around *** % stated ‘Other Religion’, approximately ** % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.
Out of total population of West Bengal, 29.6% of urban population with 14,610,410 (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in urban areas is **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.
As per 2021 census Sex Ratio in urban regions of West Bengal is *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West Bengal were ***. Of total population in urban region, *** % were children (0-6).
As per 2021 census Average Literacy rate in West Bengal for Urban regions is *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in urban region of West Bengal were ***.
Out of total population of West Bengal, % (***) of Rural population with (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in Rural areas is **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.
As per 2021 census Sex Ratio in Rural regions of West Bengal is *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for Rural region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in Rural areas of West Bengal were ***. Of total population in Rural region, *** % were children (0-6).
As per 2021 census Average Literacy rate in West Bengal for Rural regions was *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in Rural region of West Bengal were ***.
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The population of all cities and towns in the State of West Bengal by census years 2021.