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Class III - social: Kolkata_West Bengal
One Word Answer Questions:
Q) Kolkata was earlier known as ?
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Q) Which language is spoken in kolkata?
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Q) Name main festival in kolkata?
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Q) Name one popular sweet of bengal?
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Q) Bengali love to play?
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Short Answer Questions:
Q) Describe the climate in kolkata?
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Q) Name three places of tourists interest in kolkata?
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Q) What clothes do the men and women of kolkata usually wear?
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Q) Write a few sentences about the transport facilities in kolkata?
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Q) What are the major industries found In kolkata?
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Long Answer Questions:
Q) Explain briefly abaout Kolkata?
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Q) Explain briefly about climate and clothes in kolkata?
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Q) Explain briefly about Fsetivals and culture?
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Q) Explain briefly about Transport and industries in kolkata?
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Q) Explain about tourist Attractions in kolkata?
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  • Kolkata is a capital of West Bengal. Kolkata was earlier known as Calcutta.
  • It is situated on the east bank of the River Hooghly.
  • Kolkata has a major port called Diamond Harbour.
  • Howrah and Kolkata are twin cities.

Tourist Attractions

  • Important landmarks of Kolkata are the Fort William and Victoria Memorial.
  • Some of the other tourist places are Birla Planetarium, Science City, Indian Botanical Garden, Alipur Zoo and Belur Math.
  • National Library, which is the biggest library in India, is situated in Kolkata.
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Food And Festivals

  • Rice and fish are the staple food of the Bengali's. They are fond of sweets.
  • Sandesh and rasgulla are two most popular sweets in Kolkata.
  • Durga puja and Kali puja are the main two festivals in Kolkata.


  • Kolkata has a moderate climate, summer is not too hot and winter is also not too cold.
  • June, July, August and September are the monsoon months with very heavy rainfall.


  • Kolkata's two main railway stations are Howrah and Sealdah.
  • Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Sethu) and the Vidya Sagar Sethu connect both Howrah and Kolkata.
  • Kolkata is the first city in India to have an underground railway system Metro.


  • Jute, Textile, Rice, Rubber, Paper and Chemical are the main industries in Kolkata.


  • The main language spoken in Kolkata is Bengali.
  • Main sports are Football and Cricket.
  • The great poet RabindraNath Tagore, who wrote our National Anthem, belonged to Kolkata. He was the first Indian to get the Nobel Prize.


  • The traditional dress for men in Kolkata is the Dhoti Kurta or Pyjama Kurta.
  • Women wear Sari-Blouse and Salwar Kameez.
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