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The Landscape of East India

East India is made up of the state of West Bengal and a large region of land separated from the subcontinent by Bangladesh, which used to be part of Bengal until its establishment as an independent nation in 1971.

The state of West Bengal extends from the Himalayas in the north to its coastline along the Bay of Bengal to the south. The landscape of West Bengal is defined largely by the forested Chota Nagpur Plateau and the Sundarbans Delta wetlands.

Much of India’s far eastern region is located in the Himalayas and is bordered by Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh to the west, by Tibet and China to the north, and by Myanmar to the east.