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South Bengal (Bengali: দক্ষিণবঙ্গ/দক্ষিণ বাংলা) is a term used for the southern parts of Bengal including Southern Bangladesh and Southern West Bengal, state in India. [1][2]

The Bangladesh part denotes the Khulna Division, Barisal Division and proposed Faridpur Division. Bay of Bengal is located at the end of southern part of Bangladesh.[3][self-published source?][4]

In Bangladesh

Barisal Division Khulna Division Faridpur Division (Proposed)
Religion in South Bengal (Bangladesh)
Muslim
85.47%
Hindu
14.05%
Others
0.48%

The population of the region is 28,981,345 as per the 2011 census.

In West Bengal, India

In India South Bengal term exclusively used for the southern part of West Bengal state like the South Bengal State Transport Corporation manage south Bengal transport section.

Burdwan division Presidency division Medinipur division Malda division

Demographics

Religion in South Bengal (West Bengal)
Hindu
71.75%
Muslim
26.23%
Others
2.02%

The population of the region is 74,065,105 as per the 2011 census.

Cities and towns

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

Major cities and towns in the South Bengal are (in alphabetical order):

In sport

The South Zone cricket team in Bangladesh is a first-class cricket team that represents southern Bangladesh (Khulna and Barisal) in the Bangladesh Cricket League.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bagchi, Arunabha (30 May 2015). "The Bengal Divide". The Statesman.
  2. ^ "WB: North braces for deluge again,south remains parched". Deccan Herald. 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ Deen, Prof. S. M. (2014). A Brief History of Bengal for Diaspora Bangladeshis. Lulu Press, Inc. p. 59. ISBN 9781326023775.
  4. ^ Das, Tulshi Kumar (2000). Social Structure and Cultural Practices in Slums: A Study of Slums in Dhaka City. Northern Book Centre. ISBN 9788172111106.