(Last Updated on : 04-10-2019)
West Bengal is on the eastern bottleneck of India, stretching from the in the north to the in the south. The state has a total area of 88,752 in the northern extreme of the state belongs to the eastern. This region contains Sadakfu (3,636) the highest peak of the state. The narrow Terai region separates this region from the plains, which in turn transitions into the Ganges delta towards the south. The Rarh region intervenes between the Ganges delta in the east and the. A small coastal region is on the extreme south, while the forests form a remarkable geographical landmark at the Ganges delta. The Ganges is the main river, which divides in West Bengal. One branch enters Bangladesh as the Padma, while the other flows through West Bengal as the Bagirathi River and Hoogly River.
Flora and Fauna:
Owing to the varying altitude from the Himalayas
to the coastal plains, the flora and fauna of the state is diverse. Forests make up 14% of the geographical area of West Bengal, which is lower than the national average of 23%. Protected forests cover 4% of the state area. Part of the world's largest forest is located in southern West Bengal.
West Bengal experiences three distinct seasons over the course of the year. Winter (more accurately described as the cool season, considering the lack of significantly cold temperatures) lasts from October to February. When March comes along, the state begins to see its hot and dry period, which continues on through early June. Finally, from late June to early September, West Bengal falls under its monsoon season. In terms of lifestyle choices, the monsoon season makes the largest impact on West Bengal life, because the strength of the monsoon rains has a sizeable impact on the quantity and varieties of harvested crops.
Location in northeast India, West Bengal is bounded north by Sikkim
and Bhutan east by Assam and Bangladesh, South by the Bay of Bengal and Orissa, west by Bihar and Jharkhand, and northwest by Nepal.
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