Construction of India’s first subway system began in Calcutta in 1973. In 1986, the first section of the subway system, the first in India, was opened in the city.
Kolkata is sister city to Long Beach, California.
Asia’s first modern University in Serampore (a Danish settlement) was built in 1827.
Kolkata is the seventh most expensive city in India.
Kolkata is the eighth largest city in the world by population of metropolitan area.
National Library is the largest library in India.
The Royal Calcutta Golf Club, established in 1829, is the oldest golf club in India, and the first outside Great Britain.
The University of Calcutta, India’s second oldest modern university was established in 1857.
The first Maternity ward in Calcutta was inaugurated on 19th April,1882, in the Medical College Hospital. The first patient was admitted on 17th July.
Kolkata is the world’s largest processor of jute.