Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and one of the largest urban agglomerations in India. It is the largest city in Eastern India, as well as in the historical region of Bengal (today's West Bengal and Bangladesh).

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Esplanade is the heart of Kolkata. It consists of the region just north of the Maidan and includes Dalhousie Square with all its colonial British buildings.

South Kolkata is a district of Kolkata. It is less congested and more modern when compared to the rest of the city.

Eastern Kolkata is a district of Kolkata in Southeast Bengal. East Kolkata basically covers new growth areas on the eastern side of the metroplis and it is an area that is still growing.


The Southern fringes of Kolkata are in Southeast Bengal. The rapidly mushrooming neighbourhoods to the south of the city include Tollygunge, Behala, Joka, Pailan, Jadavpur, Garia and Narendrapur.

North Kolkata is the older area of Kolkata, a fascinating district dominated by narrow little lanes and hundreds of century-old buildings.

Maidan is a district of Kolkata. In the heart of the city, the 400-ha park stretches from the Hooghly …

The Northern fringes of Kolkata are in Southeast Bengal. The large urbanised industrial area to the north of the city …


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Other Names for Kolkata

  • Afrikaans:  Kalkutta
  • Albanian:  Kalkuta
  • Amharic:  ኮልካታ
  • Arabic:  كلكتا
  • Aragonese:  Calcuta
  • Armenian:  Կալկաթա
  • Assamese:  কলকাতা
  • Asturian:  Calcuta
  • Azerbaijani:  Kəlkətə
  • Bashkir:  Калькутта
  • Basque:  Kalkuta
  • Belarusian:  Калькута
  • Bengali:  কলকাতা
  • Bihari :  कोलकाता
  • Bulgarian:  Колката
  • Burmese:  ကာလကတ္တားမြို့
  • Catalan:  Calcuta
  • Central Kurdish:  کەلکەتە
  • Chechen:  Калькутта
  • Chinese:  加尔各答
  • Corsican:  Calcutta
  • Croatian:  Calcutta
  • Czech:  Kalkata
  • Danish:  Calcutta
  • Dutch:  Calcutta
  • Eastern Mari:  Колкате
  • Egyptian Arabic:  كولكاتا
  • English:  Calcutta
  • Esperanto:  Kolkato
  • Extremaduran:  Calcuta
  • Finnish:  Kalkutta
  • French:  Calcutta
  • Galician:  Calcuta
  • Georgian:  კოლკატა
  • German:  Kalkutta
  • Goan Konkani:  कलकत्ता
  • Greek:  Καλκούτα
  • Guarani:  Kalkuta
  • Gujarati:  કોલકાતા
  • Hebrew:  כלכותה, קולקטה
  • Hindi:  कोलकाता
  • Hungarian:  Kalkutta
  • Icelandic:  Kalkútta
  • Ido:  Kalkuta
  • Irish:  Calcúta
  • Italian:  Calcutta
  • Japanese:  コルカタ
  • Kannada:  ಕೊಲ್ಕತ್ತ
  • Kashmiri:  کَلٕکَتا
  • Kazakh:  Калькутта
  • Kirghiz:  Калькутта
  • Korean:  콜카타
  • Latin:  Calcutta
  • Lithuanian:  Kalkuta
  • Lombard:  Calcuta
  • Lower Sorbian:  Kalkuta
  • Macedonian:  Колката
  • Malayalam:  കൊൽക്കത്ത
  • Marathi:  कोलकाता
  • Mingrelian:  კოლკატა
  • Mongolian:  Калькутта
  • Nahuatl languages:  Calcuta
  • Nepali (macrolanguage):  कोलकाता
  • Newari:  कोलकाता
  • Norwegian:  Calcutta
  • Occitan (post 1500):  Calcuta
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100):  Caligardamana
  • Oriya (macrolanguage):  କଲିକତା
  • Ossetian:  Калькуттæ
  • Panjabi:  ਕੋਲਕਾਤਾ
  • Persian:  کلکته
  • Polish:  Kalkuta
  • Portuguese:  Calcutá
  • Pushto:  کلکته
  • Romanian:  Calcuta, Calcutta
  • Russia Buriat:  Калькутта
  • Russian:  Калькутта, Колката
  • Rusyn:  Колката
  • Samogitian:  Kalkota
  • Sanskrit:  कोलकाता
  • Serbian:  Колката
  • Sicilian:  Calcutta
  • Slovak:  Kalkata
  • Spanish:  Calcuta
  • Swedish:  Calcutta
  • Tamil:  கொல்கத்தா
  • Tatar:  Kälküttä
  • Telugu:  కోల్‌కాతా
  • Thai:  โกลกาตา
  • Tibetan:  ཀ་ལི་ཀུ་ཏ
  • Tosk Albanian:  Kalkutta
  • Turkish:  Kalküta
  • Turkmen:  Kalkutta
  • Uighur:  Kalkutta
  • Ukrainian:  Колката
  • Upper Sorbian:  Kalkutta
  • Urdu:  کولکاتہ
  • Uzbek:  Kalkutta
  • Venetian:  Calcuta
  • Veps:  Kolkat
  • Welsh:  Calcutta
  • Western Panjabi:  کلکتہ
  • Yakut:  Колката
  • Yiddish:  קאלקאטא
  • Yue Chinese:  架利吉打
  • Kalikātā
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