Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 Kolkata had very strong historian heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the harbor twice. Food is used for the military, and the millions in Bengal suffered from hunger during in 1943. A request to establish a Muslim state in 1946. caused great unrest and more than 2,000 deaths. The division of India has led to extreme violence and the departure of a large number of Muslims in East Pakistan. At the same time, the city has been hundreds of thousands of Hindus.

Kolkata was inhabited by more than 2 thousand years. History begins with the arrival of the British East India Company in 1690. When the company began with the establishment of trade in Bengal. The British in 1699 built a fortress Fort William, which was used as a regional base. Kolkata, then called Calcutta became the seat of one of the three areas in British India. Kolkata is the capital of the state of West Bengal in eastern India. It lies on the Hooge linking the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal.

It was the capital of British India until in 1912. Since 2001, the economic reform started with extensive urbanization, commercialization and job creation. It is one of the centers of Indian computer technology.

Until in 1805. drained swamps, and Kolkata became the “city of palaces”. In the early 19th century it was consisted of two cities, the British and Indian. From 1850, it comes to the dynamics of industrialization, especially became known for textile industry and processing of jute.

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