Ben: বনগাঁ banagām̐

‘Forest Village’  [Bongaon] City, West Bengal 

From Ben/Skt: bana/vana, ‘forest’; and Ben: grāma→ gaon, ‘village’, ‘(small) town’.

The Bangladesh-India border checkpoint at Petrapole is 6km away.

It is the largest inland customs station in Asia, accounting for $2bn of the trade with Bangladesh (about 800 trucks a day).

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.


Bangaon Bridge

Bangaon Bridge          sushanta mohanta sindrani