Meaning of Kolkata in English:


Pronunciation /kɒlˈkɑːtə/

proper noun

  • A port and industrial centre in eastern India, capital of the state of West Bengal and the second largest city in India; population 5,080,500 (est. 2009). It is situated on the Hooghly River near the Bay of Bengal.

    Former name (until 2000) Calcutta