The old capital of India
Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Its official name is Kolkata, which replaced the old name Calcutta in 2001.
It is located east of India, the Ganges River delta. The city sits on a vast wetland and much of the half-submerged land is crossed by numerous canals. The climate is tropical humid. The temperature can reach 43 degrees in summer and in winter no less than 10 (with 100% humidity). The monsoon rains lash the city between June and September, a period in which the water covered the streets giving way to infinity of diseases caused by flooding and stagnant water. Pollution is a major concern, since its level is comparatively higher than in other major cities.
Calcutta has been an uncontrolled influx of immigrants since the war against Pakistan in 1947. The uncontrolled influx of migrants from Bihar, Orissa and Bangladesh, forced off their land by drought, floods, hunger and persecution, is continuous. Suffer almost unbearable overcrowding with 15 million registered inhabitants. The city is a hotbed human. Today Calcutta is the main business and trade in eastern India, however, for the vast majority of jobs are precarious, minimum wages and the economy of survival.