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Cossimbazar(kəsĭm`bəzär'), town, West Bengal state, E central India, part of the Kolkata (Calcutta) metropolitan area. Cossimbazar was a chief overseas port of Bengal (16th–18th cent.); afterward KolkataKolkata
, formerly Calcutta
, city (1991 pop. 10,916,272), capital of West Bengal state, E India, on the Hugli River. It is the second largest city in India and one of the largest in the world.
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