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Coordinates: 22°34′11″N 88°22′11″E 22.5697, 88.3697


Kolkata (helpinfo) (Bengali IPA ), formerly Calcutta (helpinfo), is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is the second largest city by area in India, after Mumbai. . It is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. When referred to as "Kolkata", it usually includes the suburbs, and thus its population exceeds 15 million, making it India's third-largest city and urban agglomeration. This also makes it the world's 8th largest metropolitan area.Calcutta served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. Once the centre of modern education, industry, science, culture and politics in India, Kolkata has witnessed intense political violence, clashes and economic stagnation since 1954. Since the year 2000, economic rejuvenation has spurred in the city's growth. Like other metropolitan cities in India, Kolkata continues to struggle with the problems of urbanisation poverty, pollution and traffic congestion.Calcutta is noted for its revolutionary history, ranging from the Indian struggle for independence to the leftist and trade union movements.[1]


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