Kolkata metropolitan area

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Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA)
বৃহত্তর কলকাতা
Metropolitan Area
Country  India
State West Bengal
Districts Kolkata
South 24 Parganas district
Population (2011 Census)
 • Metro 14,617,882
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)

Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA), (Bengali: বৃহত্তর কলকাতা) also known as The Calcutta Metropolitan Area and Kolkata Metropolitan Region (KMR) is the urban agglomeration of the city of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.It is the third largest Metropolitan area in India after the metropolitan areas in Delhi and Mumbai.

It consists of many cities and towns around the city of Kolkata.The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority takes care of this region and this region is developing very fast with new technologies,buildings,infrastructures,parks,sports club,Malls,riverside region developments etc.


The KMA consists of :

  • 3 Municipal corporations: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Howrah Municipal Corporation and Chandannagore Municipal Corporation
  • 38 Municipalities
  • 72 cities
  • 527 towns and villages[1]
  • Many more regions are said to be occupied in the Metropolitan Region of Kolkata within 2015.


According to the 2001 census data, the total population of KMA is 13,216,546. The total area is 1,026 km², making the population density 12,883 per km².

According to a KMDA report of 2003, the approximate population is 14,000,000. The area is 1785 km², thus reducing the population density to 7843 per km².[1]

According to 2005 KMDA reports, the population has crossed 15 million and the area covered by KMA is more than 1854 km².[2]

Now, KMA covers an area of 1886.67 km².

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kolkata. Metropolis.org.
  2. ^ About KMDA Official website of KMDA. URL accessed on 7 April 2006.