Cooch Behar

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Cooch Behar

(ko͞och bĭhär`), former princely state, now part of West Bengal state, E India. It lies in a low, poorly drained plain. Rice, tobacco, corn, oilseeds, and jute are grown. Big-game hunting is practiced. The chief town, Koch Bihar or Cooch Behar (1991 pop. 71,028), is a district administrative center with road and rail connections and an airport.

Cooch Behar

, Kuch Bihar
1. a former state of NE India: part of West Bengal since 1950
2. a city in India, in NE West Bengal: capital of the former state of Cooch Behar. Pop.: 76 812 (2001)
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The northern zone consists of five districts (Maldah, West Dinajpur, Coochbihar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling), the southern zone consists of five districts (Howrah, Hughly, 24 Parganas (N), 24 Parganas (S), and Midnapur), the eastern zone consists of two districts (Murshidabad and Nadia) and the western zone consists of four districts (Purulia, Bankura, Bardwan and Birbhum).