Tier-II city Asansol is the second largest and second most populated city in West Bengal, after Kolkata. The Y-category city in terms of House Rent Allowance is the 39th largest urban agglomeration in India. The Malla dynasty rulers ruled it for around 1000 years until the emergence of the British.
India's fourth-most populous state, West Bengal, is known for its creativity and rich cultural heritage. Bordered with Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, this East Indian state is located on the Bay of Bengal. The capital of this Bengali-speaking state was the capital of India till 1911.