Kolkata City Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the Indian city of Kolkata?
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Last updated: January 8, 2021
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By what other is Kolkata also known?
Calcutta
Kolkata is located on the Hooghly River. What river is it a distributary of?
Ganges
Kolkata is the capital of what Indian state?
West Bengal
What Catholic nun gained international renown for her charity work in Kolkata?
Mother Teresa
To what city was the capital of India moved from Kolkata in 1911?
Delhi
What is the oldest cricket stadium in India?
Eden Gardens
What building was dedicated to the Empress of India when completed in 1921?
Victoria Memorial
Of what type of white rock is the above made?
Marble
What country's 2nd-oldest consulate is located in Kolkata (established in 1792)?
United States
What is the most famous nickname of Kolkata?
Cultural Capital of India
What is the name of the Bengali cinema, that is based in Kolkata?
Tollywood
What other major city is located on the other western bank of the Hooghly River?
Howrah
What was established in Kolkata's suburb of Serampore in 1818, now is India's oldest one?
University
What fort was considered the headquarters of the British East India Company?
Fort William
The foundation of what party was declared by Kanu Sanyal in 1969 in Kolkata?
Communist Party of India
What is the closest world capital to Kolkata?
Dhaka
What author of "Vanity Fair" was born in Kolkata in 1811?
William Makepeace Thackeray
What other name is the Tiretta Bazaar neighborhood usually known as?
Old China Market
What is the three-letter airport code of Kolkata?
CCU
What Bengali ruler captured the city from the British in 1756?
Siraj ud-Daulah
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Jan 8, 2021
Good quiz. You could also ask after whom the airport is named after.