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Kolkata - Introduction

Introduction to Kolkata

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It may have changed its name, but for many Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) still conjures up images of squalour, poverty and urban disaster. Too few bother to discover its enchanting colonial beauty, the energy and humour of its people and the charm of the city's distinctly Bengali soul.

Area: 187 sq km
Population: 14 million
Country: India
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +5.5
Telephone Area Code: 033

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