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Kolkata is in West Bengal state with geographical coordinates of in North and in East. Explore the satellite map of Kolkata with high quality images in the page below. Also explore the aerial photographs of Map of Kolkata.
The Total population of Kolkata is 9145752 with 5000080 Male and 4145672 Female.
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History Behind The Capital Name
The name was changed as Calcutta for convenience by the British and in 2001 it was changed to Kolkata again.
Kolkata was under the indirect rule of the Nawab of Bengal. Though there are many versions to the history of the city which are not documented properly, Kolkata attained prominence in history with the arrival of the East India Company. Job Charnock can be given the credit as the founder of the city.
Kolkata comprised of villages namely Kalikata, Gobindapur and Sutanuti till 18th century. In 1698 it was forcefully transferred to East India Company. Later in 1772 Kolkata was declared as the capital of British India.
The city was the center of British East India Company's trade. The city under went much turmoil and gradually Kolkata became the center of Indian Independence movement. The city was bombed twice during the world war and was affected by the famous Bengal famine. The partition of Bengal had the biggest blow on the living and life style of the people of Kolkata. But the city had withstood all the turmoil and changes and survived as the City of Joy till date.
The residents of Kolkata are known as Calcuttans. Kolkata is a cosmopolitan city as the residing people consist of people from almost all parts of India as well as from Tibet, Nepal, and China etc. There are Armenians, Greeks and Jews too.
Bengali is the local language of Kolkata. But Hindi and English too are in use. But one can hear almost all the languages of India in use in this city.
The city comprises of 73% of Hindus, 23% of Muslims, 2% of Christians and 1% of Jains. Sikhs, Buddhits, Jews and Zoroastrian also constitute the city's population.
Kolkata is the East India's and North eastern States' business, commercial and financial centre. India's second largest Stock Exchange is the Calcutta Stock Exchange.
Majority of the city's population consisted of semi skilled and unskilled labour force. Therefore flexible production has always been the city's norm. But now like many other cities, information technology became the major growing force. For banking and finance, Kolkata is an important centre with three nationalized banks namely, Allahabad Bank, UCO Bank and United bank of India, having their Head Quarters in this city.
Culture of Kolkata
Drama, locally known as Jatra is very popular art. Kolkata is the birth place of Bengali theatre and cinema. Bengal in general and Kolkata in particular has the tradition of making art films and can boast of producing many award winning directors.
Geographical Information for Kolkata
District Name: Kolkata
Longitude:State: West Bengal
Country ISO code: IN
Pin Code: All Pin Code of Kolkata
Passport Office: Passport Office of Kolkata
High Court: Calcutta High Court
Cooperative Banks: Cooperative Banks In West Bengal
NABARD Banks: NABARD Banks In West Bengal
Consumer Courts: Consumer Courts In West Bengal
Hospitals: Hospitals In West Bengal
Petrol Pumps: Petrol Pumps In West Bengal
Air Conditioner Dealers: Air Conditioner Dealers In West Bengal
Refrigerator Dealers: Refrigerator Dealers In West Bengal
Washing Machine Dealers: Washing Machine Dealers In West Bengal
RO Dealers: RO Dealers In West Bengal
Battery Dealers: Battery Dealers In West Bengal
Tyre Dealers: Tyre Dealers In West Bengal
Restaurants: Restaurants In West Bengal
Youth Hostels: Youth Hostels In West Bengal
Nurseries: Nurseries In West Bengal
Haj Committee: Haj Committee Of West Bengal
Mobile Dealers: Mobile Dealers In West Bengal
Mobile Service Centers: Mobile Service Centers In West Bengal
Laptop & Computer Dealers: Laptop & Computer Dealers In West Bengal
Laptop & Computer Service Centers: Laptop & Computer Service Centers In West Bengal
DTH Dealers: DTH Dealers In West Bengal
Bank Branches: Bank Branches In West Bengal
Telemarketing Companies: Telemarketing Companies In West Bengal
Car Dealers: Car Dealers In West Bengal
CBSE Schools: CBSE Schools In West Bengal
Cable Operators: Cable Operators In West Bengal
Beauty Parlours: Beauty Parlours In West Bengal
TIN NSDL Facilitation Centres: TIN NSDL Facilitation Centres In West Bengal
Travel Agents/Agencies: Travel Agents/Agencies In West Bengal
NGO: NGO In West Bengal
Western Union Money Transfer Agencies: Western Union Money Transfer Agencies In West Bengal
Rail Ticket Booking Agencies: Rail Ticket Booking Agencies In West Bengal
PAN Card Agents: PAN Card Agents In West Bengal
Chartered Accountants: Chartered Accountants In West Bengal
Insurance Companies: Insurance Companies In West Bengal
Blood Banks: Blood Banks In West Bengal
Car Service Centers: Car Service Centers In West Bengal
Courier Companies: Courier Companies In West Bengal
ICSE School: ICSE School In West Bengal
Speed Post Centers: Speed Post Centers In West Bengal
Cycle Dealers: Cycle Dealers In West Bengal
ESIC- Dispensaries & Hospitals : ESIC- Dispensaries & Hospitals In West Bengal
Mobile Connections Dealer: Mobile Connections Dealer In West Bengal
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