Stock Photo - Calcutta. A city of eastern India on the Hooghly River in the Ganges delta. Founded c. 1690 as a British East India Company trading post, it is India´s largest city and a major port and industrial center. In the notorious Black Hole of Calcutta more than 120 British soldiers died of suffocation (1756) after being imprisoned overnight in the small, stifling dungeon by the nawab of Bengal. Population, 3,305,006

Stock Photo: Calcutta. A city of eastern India on the Hooghly River in the Ganges delta. Founded c. 1690 as a British East India Company trading post.

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