What are some fascinating facts about Kolkata that most people don’t know?

Sonagachi, the largest red-light district in Asia, is located in Kolkata. More than 11,000 sex workers call it home, and it is a regulated location.

As of 2006, Kolkata had no “Kolkata” station.

With 974 trains stopping there each day, Howrah Crossroads in Kolkata is the busiest junction in the entire nation.

The largest tree in the world, a massive banyan tree with a circumference of more than 330 metres, can be seen in Kolkata’s Botanical Garden.

The National Library of India, located in Kolkata, is the largest public library in the country.

Despite not being a city of royalty, Calcutta is home to the oldest polo club in the world.

The only other Asian mainland city with six Nobel Prize winners is Kolkata, which is home to Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen, Abhijit Bannerjee, Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, and Sir Ronald Ross.

The Calcutta Football League, which was founded in 1898, is the oldest football league in the nation and the second-oldest in the entire globe.

The only city in India with hand-drawn rickshaws is Kolkata.

Howrah Bridge in Kolkata is the only cantilever bridge in India and the sixth-largest in the world.

The Bengal Gazette, the country of India’s first newspaper, was initially published in Kolkata in 1780.

This is where you’ll find Asia’s oldest electric tram in operation. In 1902, the electric tram made its debut. At the moment, only Kolkata in India has a tram network.

The oldest port in India is Kidderpore Port (Port of Kolkata), which took its name from Lord Kyde, a 19th-century engineer.

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