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Kolkata City Facts


A city of Joy and Love, Grandeur and Glory... Kolkata alias Calcutta is full of life and bustle, verging on the chaotic as traditional occupations rub shoulders with ultra modern industries. Kolkata is India's second largest city and the capital of West Bengal, situated at the point where the Indian subcontinent starts to narrow into the triangular southern peninsula. Formerly the capital of British India (1772-1912), it is a city with a great deal of charm - its imperial monuments, strong cultural and religious flavour leaves an indelible impression on the visitor.


Area : 187.33 Sq.Kms.
Population : 45,80,544
Season : October to March
STD Code : 033
Rain Fall : 160 Cms (annual)
Temperature : Maximum - 24.38oC; Minimum - 12.27oC
Literacy :81.31%