Chandannagar is a municipal corporation in the state of West Bengal, India. It was formerly spelled Chandranagore. It was a former French colony along with present Puducherry, Union territory. It is a part of the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. Chandannagar is located on the banks of the Hooghly River. The total area of the city is 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi). The total population of the city is 166,867 according to the 2011 Census of India. Chandannagar was a French territory until India gained its independence from France in 1949. In 1954 it came under the jurisdiction of West Bengal.
Reference[change | change source]
- Sailendra Nath Sen, Chandernagore: From Boundage to Freedom, 1900-1955 (New Delhi: Primus Books, 2012), p. 291
- "History of Chandannagar". Chandernagore Municipal Corporation. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
- S. K. Maity; B. K. Bhattacharyay; B. Bhattacharyya, 'A Case Study on Municipal Solid Waste Management in Chandan Nagar City', International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Vol. 1, Iss. 3 (November 2012), p. 1
- "Chandannagar City Census 2011 data". Population Census. Census Organization of India. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
- Kunal Chakrabarti; Shubhra Chakrabarti, Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis (Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013), p. 122