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Calcutta, India
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Location
    (1699- )
    Largest city in India
    Located in West Bengal
    Adjacent to Bay of Bengal
    Nickname: City of Joy
    Renamed Kolkatta in 2001
    Their subway train system consists of only one line!
    Considering there is still a great amount of poverty in the city, their nickname 'City of Joy' may be an oxymoron.
    Many of the popular tourist sites were built by the British.
    Like most other major Indian cities, it has horrendous smog.
    The traffic is congested.
    The sewage runs above ground.
    Like Bombay and Madras, the city changed its name to sound more Indian. However, no one in the outside world gives a damn.
    Mother Teresa worked there.
    It is the first Indian city to have a subway train system.
    It is the only Indian city to have an engineered bridge.
    The Patrick Swayze movie, 'City of Joy,' was filmed there.
    It is considered the cultural center of India.
    Nobel Laureates C.V. Raman, Amartya Sen, and Rabindranath Tagore all hail from there.
    Novelist Vikram Seth and the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray also come from Calcutta.
    Actor Victor Banerjee ('Passage to India') is from there.
    Musician Ravi Shankar also hails from Calcutta.
    The first nude Broadway musical was 'Oh! Calcutta.'

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