Chandannagar

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Dupleix Palace at Chandannagar

Chandannagar is a municipal corporation in the state of West Bengal, India.[1] It was formerly spelled Chandranagore.[1] 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.[2] The total area of the city is 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi).[3] The total population of the city is 166,867 according to the 2011 Census of India.[4] Chandannagar was a French territory until India gained its independence from France in 1949.[5] In 1954 it came under the jurisdiction of West Bengal.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sailendra Nath Sen, Chandernagore: From Boundage to Freedom, 1900-1955 (New Delhi: Primus Books, 2012), p. 291
  2. "History of Chandannagar". Chandernagore Municipal Corporation. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  3. 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
  4. "Chandannagar City Census 2011 data". Population Census. Census Organization of India. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kunal Chakrabarti; Shubhra Chakrabarti, Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis (Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013), p. 122