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At A Glance - West Bengal
   
 

Total area

88,075 sq.km.

Urban area

2,060 sq.km.

Percentage of urban area in total area

2.93%

Total population

8,02,21,171*

Urban Population

2,24,86,481*

Population of Urban Local Bodies

  1,92,846 *

Percentage of urban population in total population

 28.03%

Density of total population

910 per sq.km

Density of population in Kolkata

24452 per sq.km. (approx)

Total slum population in Kolkata

14,90,810*

Total literate population

  4,78,21,757 *

Literate urban population

1,65,66,724 *

Percentage of literate people in Kolkata

81.31% *

Total population in Kolkata Metropolitan Area 14.96 million *
Urban Population in Kolkata Metropolitan Area 13.22 million *
 

Percentage of growth of urban people (decade wise)

1951-'61 1961-71 1971-'81 1981-'91 1991-'01
35.97 28.41 31.73 29.49 20.20
 

* Census 2001 

 
 
 
 
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