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Hooghly:

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, river, an arm of the Ganges, c.160 mi (260 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Bhagirathi, Jalangi, and Matabhanga rivers, West Bengal state, E India, and flowing S to the Bay of Bengal; navigable for small oceangoing vessels to Kolkata
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Hooghly

 

the western distributary of the Ganges delta in India. The Hooghly originates at the confluence of the Bharat and Jalangi. It measures approximately 250 km in length and flows into the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean, forming an estuary ranging in width from 5 to 30 km. Its chief tributary is the Damo-dar River.

The Hooghly is subject to ocean tides. It is navigable for its entire length, and ocean-going vessels can travel as far as Calcutta. The cities of Bhatpara and Calcutta lie on the Hooghly.

Hooghly

a river in NE India, in West Bengal: the westernmost and commercially most important channel by which the River Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. Length: 232 km (144 miles)
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Unofficial" Portuguese mercenaries and traders had been active in Bengal since the 1530s, and although the Mughals had annexed the area in the late sixteenth century, these "renegades" still held their fortified outpost at Hughli.
57) Only occasionally, when nitrate stocks at Hughli ran low, did the English purchase additional saltpeter at Coromandel ports.
Meanwhile, in the 1670s and 1680s, some twenty "country" ships traded between Balasore and Hughli and the ports of Southeast Asia, although it is unclear whether or not they carried saltpeter.
As if harassment and manipulation were not bad enough, the Dutch and English had to worry about river pirates, zamindars (landlords), and even sarkar officials attacking the saltpeter barges sent down to the coast when the Ganges and Hughli were running high.