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
Government: Municipal Corporation
Monetary Units: Indian Rupee
Coordinates: 22º33’N 88º20’E
Area: 185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation: 9 m (30 ft)
- 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.