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District Kolkata

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » West Bangal Districts
Post By : Rainrays At 2011-02-23 12:44:33

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography of Kolkata
Kolkata located on the east bank of the Hooghly River.Kolkata District is bordered by Howrah District, North 24 Parganas District and South 24 Parganas District.

Main Rivers :  Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges, flows through Kolkata District.

Latitude of Kolkata city :   22°33′N
Longitude of Kolkata city : 88°20′E

About Kolkata
Kolkata is a major center of industrial, cultural, academic, administrative and business activity.The name Kolkata was probably derived from Kalikata, one of the three villages in the area before the arrival of the British. Both Calcutta and Kolkata were most likely derived from 'Kalikata', or Kalikshetra ('Land of the goddess Kali') with the former being an anglicised version of the latter. In year 2001government of West Bengal changed the official name of Calcutta to Kolkata.

Railways Station Kolkata district
Sealdah Railway Station

Bus Station in Kolkata district
Babughat Bus Station   
Ultadanga Bus Station
Garia Bus Station   
Esplanade Bus Station   
Sealdah Bus Station   

Historical Monuments in Kolkata district
Belvedere House   
Opera House   
Tala Tank
Jorasanko Thakurbari   
Shaheed Minar

Tourist Place in Kolkata district
Howrah Bridge
Calcutta High Court
BBD Bagh (Dalhousie Square)
South Park Street Cemetery
Birla Mandir
Dhakuria Lake
Fort William
Victoria Memorial
Shahid Minar
Vidyasagar Setu
Nalban Boating Complex
Ochterlony Monument
Marble Palace

Museums and Archives in Kolkata district
Central Museum    Jute Museum   
Netaji Museum
Government Industrial and Commercial Museum   
Kolkata Panorama   
Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
Institute of Port Management Museum
Municipal Museum
Philatelic Museum
Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Museum   
Kolkata Police Museum   

Stadium in Kolkata district
Eden Gardens Stadium
Salt Lake Stadium

University in Kolkata district

University of Calcutta
Indian Statistical Institute   
Netaji Subhas Open University   
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
Jadavpur University   
Rabindra Bharati University     
National University of Juridical Science   

Management Colleges in Kolkata district

George College   
Nopany Institute of Management Studies   
NSHM Business School,   
George College (Department of Management Studies)   
Gurukul Management Studies
Army Institute of Management   
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (Institute of Management
Indian Institute of Software Technology   
Institute of Business Management & Research   
Institute of Management Study   
Kingston School of Management and Science   
Nexgen Institute of Business & Technology   
NIPS School of Hotel Management   
NSHM School of Media & Communication   
Pailan School of International Studies   
Post Graduate Institute of Hospital Administration   
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management   
Indian Institute of Information Management & Business Studies   
Indian Institute Of Social Welfare & Business Management   

Colleges in Kolkata district
Basanti Devi College
City College of Commerce & Business Administration
Heramba Chandra College
Acharya Jogadish Chandra Bose College
Anandamohan College
Maharaja Srischandra College
South Calcutta Girls College
Sri Sikshayatan College
Ashutosh College
Khidderpore College
Khudiram Bose Central College
Prafulla Chandra College
Savitri Girls College
Seth Soorajmol Jallan Girls' College
Dental College in Kolkata district
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital

Nursing College in Kolkata district
College of Nursing Kolkata

Hospitals in Kolkata district
Ruby Hospital
Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre
Westbank Hospital
Advanced Medicare & Research Institute Ltd (AMRI)
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Ltd.
Columbia Asia Hospital - Salt Lake
ILS Super Speciality Clinic
IPGME&R / SSKM superspeciality Hospital
Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital
Peerless Hospital
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences
Belle Vue Hospital
Calcutta Medical College
Calcutta National Medical College

Economy of Kolkata district
Some notable companies headquartered in Kolkata include ITC Limited,Exide Industries, Hindustan Motors,  India Government Mint, Damodar Valley Corporation, PwC India, Kolkata, Haldia Petrochemicals,  Britannia Industries, RPG Group, Bengal Ambuja, Philips India, Eveready Batteries, Bata India, Birla Corporation, CESC Limited, Coal India Limited, Peerless Group, United Bank of India.

Kolkata is home to the Calcutta Stock Exchange — India's second-largest bourse.

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