Kamarhati

Kamarhati

[kah-mer-hah-tee]
noun
a city in West Bengal state, NE India, a suburb of Calcutta.
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kamarhati

city, east-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just east of the Hooghly River and is part of the Calcutta urban agglomeration. The city's major industries include jute and cotton milling, leather tanning, and the manufacture of rubber goods, cement, pottery, and paint. It contains a group of temples, called Rani Rasmani's Nabaratna, that are dedicated to the deities Kali, Krishna, and Siva. Formerly included in Baranagar city, Kamarhati was constituted as a separate municipality in 1899. Pop. (1991 prelim.) 266,625.

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