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.

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 BengalIndia and Bangladesh, showing North Bengal in green and the South Bengal in red.
  • Rajshahi, (Bangladesh) is the divisinal capital of Rajshahi Division.The city has a excellent railway transport system.
  • Pabna, (Bangladesh) is an important city situated on the bank of Padma River.Jagannath Temple One of the most beautiful Hindu Temple in northern bengal is in this city.
  • ishwardi, (Bangladesh) is a city in Pabna District.It is also the headquarters of western zone of Bangladesh Railway.
  • Bogra, (Bangladesh)is a major city located in the Bogra District, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. It is a major commercial hub. This city is also known as the capital of North Bengal of Bangladesh.Bogra is considered the oldest city of Bengal, dating to the reign of the Great Emperor Ashoka, who ruled India from 268 to 232 BCE.
  • Joypurhat Sadar is the capital of Joypurhat District. Joypurhat Sugar Mill's Limited is the largest autonomous sugar mill in Bangladesh which is in this city. Pagla Dewan Boddhovumi is one of Bangladesh's most important monuments.

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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°33′N 88°50′E / 25.55°N 88.83°E / 25.55; 88.83Visit this page for more information about various places of North Bengal [1]