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Calcutta Information



Calcutta is the capital of the West Bengal State, in the eastern Indian

Language: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, English

Mayor: Shri Bikash Bhattacharya

Deputy Mayor: Kalyan Mukherjee

Legislature: Unicameral

Government: Municipal Corporation

Monetary Units: Indian Rupee

Established: 1876

Coordinates: 2233N 8820E

Area: 185 km2 (71 sq mi)

Elevation: 9 m (30 ft)

Population: 4,580,544

Codes:
  • Telephone: +91 (0)33
  • Pincode: 700 001 700 157
  • UN/LOCODE: INCCU
  • Vehicle: WB-01 to WB-04


Principal Attraction: Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Saheed Minar, Science City, Tagore House, Botanical Garden, Zoo & Horticultural Gardens, Kali Temple, Dalhousie Square, Vidyasagar Setu, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Eden Gardens, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Nakhoda Mosque, St John`s Church, St Paul`s Cathedral, Armenian Church, Jewish Synagogues, Parsi Fire Temples, Japanese Buddhist Temple, Pareshnath Jain Temple.

Principal Festivals: Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Laxmi Puja, Holi (Dol Purnima), Saraswati Puja, Nabo Barsho, Rathyatra, Bhai Phota, Poila Baisakh.

Principal Transporting: Netaji Subhash Candra Bose International Airport, Rail Stations: Howrah and Sealdah, National Highway, Esplanade Bus Stations, Metro, Tram, Calcutta State Transport Corporations, Taxis, Rickshaw, Car Hire.

Principals Personalities: Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Khudiram Bose, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Pundit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Sir Ronald Ross, Sir C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen.


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