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Kol·ka·ta

 (kōl-kä′tə) Formerly Cal·cut·ta (kăl-kŭt′ə)
A city of eastern India and the capital of West Bengal, on the Hooghly River in the Ganges delta. Founded c. 1690 as a British East India Company trading post, it was the capital of British India from 1772-1912. The chief port and major industrial center of eastern India, Calcutta is one of the country's largest cities.
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Kolkata

(ˈkolkɑːtə)
n
(Placename) a port in E India, capital of West Bengal state, on the Hooghly River: former capital of the country (1833–1912); major commercial and industrial centre; many universities. Pop: 4 580 544 (2001). Former official name: Calcutta
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Noun1.Kolkata - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the worldKolkata - the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Kolkata

[kɒlˈkɑːtə] nKolkata
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Kolkata

ntKolkata nt (new official name for Calcutta)
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