Kolkata metropolitan area

Coordinates: 22°32′28″N 88°20′16″E / 22.5411°N 88.3378°E / 22.5411; 88.3378
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Kolkata Metropolitan Area
Greater Kolkata
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Country India
State West Bengal
Core cityKolkata
North 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas
 • BodyKolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
 • Total1,886.67 km2 (728.45 sq mi)
 • Total14,112,536
 • Density7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
 • Metro rank
3rd in India; 2nd in Bengal Region
Time zoneUTC+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.[2][3] 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),[4] 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).[5]


Settlements Name Total
Municipal Corporations Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Howrah, Chandannagar 4
1. North 24 Parganas district
Baranagar, Barasat, Barrackpore, Bhatpara, Dum Dum, Garulia, Halisahar, Kamarhati, Kanchrapara, Khardah, Madhyamgram, Naihati, New Barrackpore, North Barrackpur, North Dumdum, Panihati, South Dumdum, Titagarh
2. South 24 Parganas district
Baruipur, Budge Budge, Jaynagar Majilpur, Maheshtala, Pujali, Rajpur Sonarpur
3. Nadia district
Gayespur, Kalyani
4. Howrah district
Uluberia Bally
5. Hooghly district
Baidyabati, Bhadreswar, Bansberia, Champdani, Dankuni, Hugli Chuchura, Konnagar, Rishra, Serampore, Uttarpara Kotrung


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.

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  1. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/india2/Million_Plus_UAs_Cities_2011.pdf Archived 15 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ Kolkata Archived 8 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Metropolis.org.
  3. ^ "Chapter II – The Vision _ Evolution of Kolkata Metropolitan Area" (PDF). jnnurmmis.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ "CMPA Act, 1965 from SARTHAC, Calcutta High Court". Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "WBTC Act, 1979 from SARTHAC, Calcutta High Court". Archived from the original on 12 February 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.

22°32′28″N 88°20′16″E / 22.5411°N 88.3378°E / 22.5411; 88.3378