Watgunge

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Watgunge
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Watgunge is located in Kolkata
Watgunge
Watgunge
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°32′54″N 88°19′25″E / 22.548323°N 88.323654°E / 22.548323; 88.323654Coordinates: 22°32′54″N 88°19′25″E / 22.548323°N 88.323654°E / 22.548323; 88.323654
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Municipal Corporation Kolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward 75, 76
Population
 • Total For population see linked KMC ward page
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s) +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Kolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kolkata Port

Watgunge is a neighbourhood of South Kolkata in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Etymology

Watgunge is named after Colonel Henry Watson (1737-1784), who set up the first dockyard in Bengal.[1]

History

Colonel Watson started building the shipbuilding docks in 1779 in the present Watgunge area.[2]

Watgunge was included in the Kolkata municipal area in 1888.[3]

In 1888, one of the 25 newly organized police section houses was located in Watgunge.[4]

Geography

Police district

Watgunge police station is part of the Port division of Kolkata Police. It is located at 16 Watgunge Street, Kolkata-700023.[5]

Watgunge Women police station, located at the same address as above, covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the Port division i.e. North Port, South Port, Watgunge, West Port, Garden Reach, Ekbalpur, Nadial, Rajabagan and Metiabruz.[5]

References

  1. ^ Nair, P.Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, p. 20, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  2. ^ Ghosh, Siddhartha, "Calcutta’s Industrial Archaeology", in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, p. 247, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  3. ^ Bagchi, Amiya Kumar, "Wealth and Work in Calcutta: 1860-1921", in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, p. 213, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  4. ^ Nair, P.Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, pp. 18-19, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  5. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". Port Division. KP. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

External links

Kolkata/South travel guide from Wikivoyage

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