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Hooghly (district)

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District van India
Vlag van India
Hooghly in West Bengal (India).svg
Locatie in West-Bengalen
Staat West-Bengalen
Coördinaten 22°54'36,0"NB, 88°23'24,0"OL
Oppervlakte 3149 km²
(1.601 inw./km²)
Hoofdstad Chinsurah

Hooghly of Hugli is een district van de Indiase staat West-Bengalen. Het district telt 5.040.047[1] inwoners (2001) en heeft een oppervlakte van 3149 km². De hoofdstad is Chinsurah.

Het district is vernoemd naar de gelijknamige rivier de Hooghly, die de oostgrens van het district markeert. Het zuidoosten van Hooghly maakt deel uit van de agglomeratie rond de metropool Calcutta.

De VOC was tijdens de 18e eeuw actief in Bengalen en had een handelskantoor in Hooghly.

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Hooghly (district)
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