Kolkata is the capital on the Indian state of Western Bengal.
Additionally it is the business oriented capital regarding
East Of india, located within the east bank on the Hooghly
Pond. The town of Kolkata offers 4. 5 million residents, along
with the metropolitan area, including suburbs, has any population
of around 15. 7 million, making it the 3rd most populous metropolitan
area in India along with the 13th the majority of populous
downtown area in the world. The city is usually classified
because eighth biggest urban agglomeration in the world.
Kolkata was the capital of India during British emperor.
The city's documented history, however, begins with the arrival
of the English East India Company in 1690, when the Company
was consolidating its trade business in Bengal. Job Charnock,
an administrator with the company was traditionally credited
as the founder of the city. In 2003 high court order states
that the city should not have a specific founder. While the
city's name was always pronounced "Kolkata" in the
local Bengali language, its official English name was changed
from "Calcutta" to "Kolkata" in 2001,
reflecting the Bengali pronunciation. Some view this as a
move to erase the legacy of British rule.