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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kharagpur is a town in India. It is located in the Midnapore West district of the state of West Bengal. Features that distinguish it from the multitude of other small towns spanning India are its railway platform, purportedly the longest railway platform in the world. As of 2001 India census India, Kharagpur had a population of 207,984.
 
Kharagpur was a part of Hijli Kingdom. Historians claim that as early as 16th century, Kharagpur used to be a small village surrounded by thick forests. The village was on high rocky barren land. The only inhabited settlement near Kharagpur was Hijli. It is said that the name of Kharagpur derived from the name of old Shiva temple called Khargeswar located at the outskirts of Kharagpur. It is also said that the Temple was established by King Kharag Singh Pal and was named after him. The place of Kharagpur has mythological importance too. As depicted in Mahabharata, this area was ruled by the Demon King Hiramba.
 
Kharagpur can be broadly divided into Inda, Gole Bazaar, Gate Bazaar, Malancha, Nimpura, Jhapatapur and Prem Bazar. Recently Tata's have agreed to set up some industrial units in Kharagpur and it should be an ideal destination for investment for its proximity to Kolkata and also for its well-connectedness with the rest of the nation by means of railways. Moreover, IIT Kharagpur has huge potential to help industries.
 
Recently Tata's have agreed to set up some industrial units in Kharagpur and it should be an ideal destination for investment for its proximity to Kolkata and also for its well-connectedness with the rest of the nation by means of railways. Moreover, IIT Kharagpur has huge potential to help industries.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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