The capital of West Bengal is Kolkata, who's earlier name was Calcutta. Kolkata is situated on the bank of the River Hooghly which has a subtropical climate and lies in eastern India. The city of Kolkata is also known by the various names like Cultural Capital of India", "The city of Processions, "City of Joy". Famous legends like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mother Teresa and Satyajit Ray.
During the British Raj Kolkata served as the capital of India.
Economic rejuvenation has aroused in the city with extensive urbanization, commercialization and job creation since the year 2001. Kolkata also emerged as one of the Hotbeds of Indian IT Industry. Kolkata is one of the fatest developing corporate sectors in which there are lots of multinational coporations. Kolkata is also known for its factious history, whether Indian struggle for independence or the trade union movements. It also act as the Launchpad of the Bengal Renaissance era in the 19th Century.