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Geographical Location : Kolkata, located at 22°30´ North latitude, 88°30´ East longitude, is the main port entry in North Eastern India. It is 120 kmfrom the Bay of Bengal and stands on the eastern bank of river Hooghly (Ganga)
Area : 205 sq km
Climate :  Humid during summer and pleasant in winter
Maximum Temperature :  40°C
Minimum Temperature :  10°C
Average Rainfall : 1,605 mm
Population :  44,96,694 as per 2011 Census
Floating Population :  60,00,000 per day
Density :  24,429 per sq. km.
Buildings :  1 million, out of which 79.23% are reinforced, cement concrete structures
Language :  Majority of the citizens speak Bengali
Official Language :  Bengali
Business Language :  English
Vehicular Population :  1.05 million
Total Road Length :  1850 km
No. of Boroughs : 15
No. of Wards :  144
No. of Employees of KMC :  37,829 (as on 31.3.2003)
Total Length of Sewer Lines : 1,610 km, out of which 1430 km consists of piped sewer and 180 km of brick sewer
Total Length of Open Drains :  953 km
Water Supply :  300 million gallons per day
Hand Tube-wells :  12,000
Large Tube-wells :  400
Solid Waste Generation and Disposal per day :  2,500 metric tonnes (average)
Primary Schools under KMC :  260
No. of KMC Parks :  600
No. of Ghats :  8
No. of Electric Crematoria :  3
No. of Crematoria :  7
No. of Burial Ghats :  4
No. of KMC Registered Markets :  23
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