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Chandannagar

Administration
Native ameChandannagar
TypeCity
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHooghly
Government
Parliamentary constituencyHooghly
Assembly constituencyChandannagar
Geography
Total Area7.7 sq mi (20 km2)
Demography
Total Population162166 (2001)
Density (pop.)8108/km2 (20999.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone033
VehicleWB-

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Chandannagar, formerly known as Chandernagore or Chandernagar ( ), ( Chôndonnôgor) is a small city and former French colony located 30 km (18.6 mi) north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. It is head quarters of a subdivision in Hooghly District. It is one of the 6 municipal corporations in West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Located on the Hooghly River, the city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. The total area is a meagre 19 km2 (7.3 sqmi) having a population of over 150,000. Chandannagar is connected to Kolkata by railway, roadways and river and it takes about an hour to reach there by car.


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