Kolkata metropolitan area
|Kolkata Metropolitan Area|
North 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas
|• Metro||1,886 km2 (728 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 Census)|
|• Metro density||7,480/km2 (19,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5.30 (IST)|
The Kolkata Metropolitan Area, also known as the Calcutta Metropolitan Area and Greater Kolkata, is the urban agglomeration of the city of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the third most populous metropolitan area in India after Delhi and Mumbai. The area is administered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The area covers 72 cities, and 527 towns and villages.
|Municipal Corporations||Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Howrah, Chadernagore||4|
According to the 2011 census data, the total population of the Kolkata metropolitan area was 14,112,536. KMDA report states the total area is 1,886.67 km², making the population density 7,480 per km². This gave Kolkata India's highest population density among metropolitan areas, almost twice that of Mumbai, ahead of the capital Delhi too.
- Kolkata Archived 8 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Metropolis.org.
- "Chapter II – The Vision _ Evolution of Kolkata Metropolitan Area" (PDF). jnnurmmis.nic.in.
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