10 Interesting Facts about Kolkata | Calcutta Fast Facts

As a growing metropolitan city of India, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.
However it still has commercial, cultural, and educational centre image of East India. Go through some quick facts about it.
● It is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. One of the metropolitan city of the India and the third most populous in terms of area.
● Kolkata has been called the "City of Furious, Creative Energy”
● It is the home of the Bengali cinema industry, dubbed "Tollywood" for Tollygunj, where most of the state's film studios are located.
● Rice and a fish curry, roshogolla, sandesh, and sweet yoghurt known as mishti dohi are some of the food landmarks of the city.
● Kolkata is the main commercial and financial hub of East and North-East India and home to India's second largest bourse, the Calcutta Stock Exchange.
● Kolkata's "Metro Railway" was the first underground rail in India, from Dumdum to New Garia (Kavi Subhas).
● Calcutta Tramways is the only tram service in all over India, and the oldest surviving electric tram network of Asia. They are slow but eco- friendly.
● The city is recognized for its appreciation of rabindrasangeet (songs written by Rabindranath Tagore) and Indian classical music
● Kolkata takes on an almost carnival like ambiance when celebrating Durga Puja.
● Kolkata will soon have its 'Kolkata Eye' modeled on the 'London Eye', a giant ferries wheel, providing a magnificent view of the metropolis from a height of 120 meter. It will be constructed at Millennium Park on the bank of the River Hooghly.

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