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About the Kolkata district

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Brief About Kolkata District
Kolkata ( then Calcutta ), was the capital of British India and the Gateway to India till 1912 . Calcutta is the commercial capital of the east, with major industrial plants, textile mills and corporate houses

The people of Kolkata are known to be connoisseurs of art and sports. Their passion for football and cricket is hardly unknown to anyone. A person who visits Kolkata for once can never forget the city. Such in the magic of the city.

Calcutta is an Anglicized version of Kalikata. According to some, Kalikata is derived from the Bengali word Kalikshetra, meaning "Ground of (the goddess) Kali." Some say the city's name derives from the location of its original settlement on the bank of a canal (khal). A third opinion traces it to the Bengali words for lime (kali) and burnt shell (kata), since the area was noted for the manufacture of shell-lime. Still another opinion is that the name is derived from the Bengali term kilkila (meaning, "flat area"), which is mentioned in the old literature. Maybe the name springs from the fact that being the home of the 'Kol' tribe known as 'Kolka Hota.'

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