The first partition of the eastern India state of Bengal on October 16 in the year 1905 resulted in the separation of Chittagong, Dhaka and Mymensingh from Bengal and their attachment to the north-eastern state of Assam (along with the state of Hill Tripura, the division of Rajshahi, excluding Darjeeling, and the district of Malda) and the incorporation of Chhota Nagpur into the central provinces (in exchange of Sambalpur and five minor Oriya-speaking states). The newly-formed province was named Eastern Bengal and Assam and Dhaka was its capital and Chittagong as its subsidiary headquarters. The two parts of Bengal were reunited in 1911, following political unrest in the region after the partition. The partition of India into Hindu and Muslim dominions in the year 1947 resulted in the creation of a secular West Bengal and Muslim-dominated East Bengal. East Bengal was under Pakistani rule and was renamed East Pakistan in 1958. East Pakistan (East Bengal) rebelled against the Pakistani a
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it may eventually change....just like the names of so many major cities have...
It does make sense, given that East Bengal is now called Bangladesh, but isn't there a football team referred to as 'East Bengal'?