West Bengal Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, West Bengal has population of 9.13 Crores, an increase from figure of 8.02 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of West Bengal as per 2011 census is 91,276,115 of which male and female are 46,809,027 and 44,467,088 respectively. In 2001, total population was 80,176,197 in which males were 41,465,985 while females were 38,710,212.
The total population growth in this decade was 13.84 percent while in previous decade it was 17.84 percent. The population of West Bengal forms 7.54 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 7.79 percent.
West Bengal is an eastern state, which according to the West Bengal Census 2011, is the fourth most populates state in India. In fact, it is considered the ninth most populated state in the world. The state is bordered by Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The capital of this state is Kolkata, also called Calcutta. This is also known for the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan as well as the Gangetic plain. The population of West Bengal has been increasing especially over the past decade.
This state has been always known for its rich culture and heritage. Right from literature to politics, the population of West Bengal has always been known to produce world renowned writers and political thinkers. Rabindranath Tagore and NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose are few of the examples that come in mind. There have been so many developments over the past seen in West Bengal and not just in terms of the West Bengal Census 2011. This state is known for its hospitality. Anyone who has ever lived here will always remember fondly the friendliness of the place and the people. There are also many food joints that appeal to different kinds of foodies. Street food is something that is a cultural hotspot for not just enjoying the choicest delectable but also to discuss politics, religion and much more.
The main religion in West Bengal is Hinduism. But there is high tolerance policy for all diverse forms of religions. The state has been currently in the news not just for having a woman Chief Minister (a rare feat seen in India) but also for Pranab Mujherjee who became the President of India in 2012. The state is also highly passionate about its sports. Soccer is one of the most popular sports played along with cricket which the famous Eden Gardens in known for.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of West Bengal is Kolkata.
The languages spoken in the West Bengal state includes Bengali and English. In total West Bengal (WB) state comprises 19 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for West Bengal state is WB.
West Bengal Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in West Bengal has seen upward trend and is 76.26 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 81.69 percent while female literacy is at 70.54 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in West Bengal stood at 68.64 percent of which male and female were 77.02 percent and 59.61 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in West Bengal stands at 61,538,281 of which males were 33,818,810 and females were 27,719,471.
West Bengal Density 2011
Total area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq. km. Density of West Bengal is 1,028 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of West Bengal was 903 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
West Bengal Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in West Bengal is 950 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 934 per 1000 males in West Bengal.
West Bengal 2015 Population
What is the population of West Bengal in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of West Bengal was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. But we can do projection of future West Bengal 2015 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.