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Kolkata by Hooghly River, India

22.5N 88.3E

October 12th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Bangladesh and India - October 6th, 2011

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Kolkata was the commercial capital of East India, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. Here, it appears as a bright white area near various rivermouths along the shores of the Bay of Bengal, stretching from India into Bangladesh.

The city of Kolkata has 4.5 million residents, and the metropolitan area, including suburbs, has a population of approximately 15.7 million, making it the third most populous metropolitan area in India and the 13th most populous urban area in the world. The city is also classified as the eighth largest urban agglomeration in the world.

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