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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.
Haldia is a city and a municipality in Purba Medinipur in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a major seaport located approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Calcutta near the mouth of the Hooghly River, one of the distributaries of the Ganges. Haldia is being developed as a major trade port for Calcutta, intended mainly for bulk cargoes. The population in 1991 was 100,109 inhabitants.
Haldia is now become a centre for development of West Bengal. The industrial city has several factories like Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Exide, Shaw Wallace, Tata Chemicals, Petrochemical complex and Hindustan Lever, in addition to various light industries.
Haldia as a city is a modern one and it is growing very fast. The Haldia Township is bordered by the Haldi River an offshoot of the Ganges River. As of 2001 India census, Haldia had a population of 170,695 inhabitants. The males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Haldia has an average literacy rate of 72 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 79 percent, and female literacy is 64 percent. In Haldia, 13 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.

Haldia is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in India worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of India.

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