Bengal (বাঙালি Bengali)

The region of Bengal is one of the most densely populated regions on earth, with a population density exceeding 900/km².

Bengal is a historical and geographical region in the northeast region of the Indian Subcontinent at the apex of the Bay of Bengal. Today, it is mainly divided between the sovereign land of People’s Republic of Bangladesh (previously East Bengal / East Pakistan) and the Indian state of West Bengal, although some regions of the previous kingdoms of Bengal (during local monarchical regimes and British rule) are now part of the neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura and Orissa. The majority of Bengal is inhabited by Bengali people (বাঙালি Bangali) who speak the Bengali language (বাংলা Bangla).

Most of the Bengal region lies in the low-lying Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta or Ganges Delta, the world’s largest delta.