Kolkata metropolitan area
Kolkata Metropolitan Area
North 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas
|• Body||Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority|
|• Total||1,886.67 km2 (728.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro rank||3rd in India; 2nd in Bengal Region|
|Time zone||UTC+5.30 (IST)|
Kolkata Metropolitan Area (abbreviated KMA; formerly Calcutta Metropolitan Area), also known as 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 (KMDA). The area covers four municipal corporations along with 37 municipalities. Kolkata metropolitan district was legally defined in the schedule of the Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Area (Use and Development of Land) Control Act, 1965 (West Bengal Act XIV of 1965), and, after repeal of that Act, redefined as Kolkata metropolitan area in the first schedule of West Bengal Town and Country (Planning and Development) Act, 1979 (West Bengal Act XIII of 1979).
|Municipal Corporations||Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Howrah, Chandannagar||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.
- Mumbai metropolitan area
- Chennai metropolitan area
- Delhi metropolitan area
- List of metropolitan areas in Asia by population
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