Kolkata metropolitan area

Kolkata metropolitan area

Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) is the urban agglomeration of the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


The KMA consists of :
* 3 Municipal corporations: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Howrah Municipal Corporation and Chandannagore Municipal Corporation
* 38 Municipalities
* 72 cities
* 527 towns and villages [ [http://www.metropolis.org/Data/Files/438_007_Kolkata_ENG.pdf "Kolkata"] . Metropolis.org.]


According to the 2001 census data, the total population of KMA is 13,216,546. The total area is 1,026 km², making the population density 12,883 per km².

According to a KMDA report of 2003, the approximate population is 14,000,000. The area is 1785 km², thus reducing the population density to 7843 per km². [ [http://www.metropolis.org/Data/Files/438_007_Kolkata_ENG.pdf "Kolkata"] . Metropolis.org.]

According to 2005 KMDA reports, the population has crossed 15 million and the area covered by KMA now is more than 1854 km². [ [http://www.cmdaonline.com/profile.html About KMDA] Official website of KMDA. URL accessed on 7 April, 2006]


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