Kolkata

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Kolkata (, also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.wikipedia
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West Bengal

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Kolkata (, also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country.

East India

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Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 km west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.
West Bengal's capital Kolkata is the largest city of this region.

Port of Kolkata

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Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 km west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.
The Port of Kolkata is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 126 mi from the sea.

List of people from Kolkata

List of notable Calcuttanspeople from Kolkata
Many people from Kolkata—among them several Nobel laureates—have contributed to the arts, the sciences, and other areas.
Kolkata has been regarded as the cultural capital of India.

List of cities in India by population

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According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city; the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.

Culture of Kolkata

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Kolkata culture features idiosyncrasies that include distinctively close-knit neighbourhoods (paras) and freestyle intellectual exchanges (adda).
Kolkata has been a pioneering city in Indian renaissance.

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.
The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921.

Cinema of West Bengal

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West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.
The cinema of West Bengal, also known as Tollywood, refers to the Indian Bengali language film industry based in the Tollygunge region of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

New Delhi

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Under the company rule, and later under the British Raj, Calcutta served as the capital of British-held territories in India until 1911, when its perceived geographical disadvantages, combined with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi.
Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India during the British Raj, until December 1911.

Indian Museum, Kolkata

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West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.
The Indian Museum in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, also referred to as the Imperial Museum at Calcutta in colonial era texts, is the ninth oldest museum of the world and the second largest museum in India, after the Madras Museum, and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings.

Indian Science Congress Association

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Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association.
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is a premier scientific organisation of India with headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal.

Sutanuti

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The word Kolkata derives from Kôlikata [ˈkɔlikat̪a], the Bengali name of one of three villages that predated the arrival of the British, in the area where the city was eventually established; the other two villages were Sutanuti and Govindapur.
Sutanuti was one of the three villages which were merged to form the city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India.

Kalighat

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It includes upscale neighbourhoods such as Ballygunge, Alipore, New Alipore, Lansdowne, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Kalighat, Gariahat, Charu Market, Chetla, Jodhpur Park, Lake Gardens, South City, Jadavpur, Dhakuria and Tollygunge.
Kalighat is a locality of Kolkata, in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India.

Football in Kolkata

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Though home to major cricketing venues and franchises, Kolkata differs from other Indian cities by focusing on association football and other sports.
Football is one of the most popular sports in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Kalikata

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The word Kolkata derives from Kôlikata [ˈkɔlikat̪a], the Bengali name of one of three villages that predated the arrival of the British, in the area where the city was eventually established; the other two villages were Sutanuti and Govindapur.
Kalikata was one of the three villages which were merged to form the city of Kolkata (formerly, Calcutta) in India.

Gobindapur, Kolkata

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The word Kolkata derives from Kôlikata [ˈkɔlikat̪a], the Bengali name of one of three villages that predated the arrival of the British, in the area where the city was eventually established; the other two villages were Sutanuti and Govindapur.
Gobindapur was one of the three villages which were merged to form the city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India.

Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

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West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.
The Academy of Fine Arts, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is one of the oldest fine arts societies in India.

Job Charnock

Job Charnock, an administrator who worked for the company, was formerly credited as the founder of the city; In response to a public petition, the Calcutta High Court ruled in 2003 that the city does not have a founder.
1630–1692/1693) was an employee and administrator of the East India Company, and traditionally regarded as the founder of the city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).

Chowringhee

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By the 1850s, Calcutta had two areas: White Town, which was primarily British and centred on Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square; and Black Town, mainly Indian and centred on North Calcutta.
Chowringhee (also spelt Chourangi) is a neighbourhood of central Kolkata, in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Howrah Junction railway station

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The city underwent rapid industrial growth starting in the early 1850s, especially in the textile and jute industries; this encouraged British companies to massively invest in infrastructure projects, which included telegraph connections and Howrah railway station.
Howrah Junction, more popularly known as Howrah Station, is the oldest and largest railway complex in India, serving the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata.

Direct Action Day

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Demands for the creation of a Muslim state led in 1946 to an episode of communal violence that killed over 4,000.
Direct Action Day (16 August 1946), also known as the 1946 Calcutta Killings, was a day of widespread communal rioting between Muslims and Hindus in the city of Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in the Bengal province of British India.

B. B. D. Bagh

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By the 1850s, Calcutta had two areas: White Town, which was primarily British and centred on Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square; and Black Town, mainly Indian and centred on North Calcutta.
It is the seat of power of the state government, as well as the central business district in Kolkata in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Bangladesh

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Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 km west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.
Robert Clive bribed Mir Jafar, the commander-in-chief of the Nawab's army, and also promised him to make him Nawab of Bengal which helped him to defeat Siraj-ud-Daulah and capture Calcutta.

Presidencies and provinces of British India

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Declared a presidency city, Calcutta became the headquarters of the East India Company by 1773.
Almost a half-century later, after Mughal Emperor Aurengzeb forced the Company out of Hooghly for its tax evasion, Job Charnock purchased three small villages, later renamed Calcutta, in 1686, making it the Company's new headquarters.

The Asiatic Society

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West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.
The Asiatic Society was founded by civil servant Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir William Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental research.