Kolkata, India

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  • Kolkata, India
    • Growth
      • The population is 12.3 million
      • on third of all Kolkata's population lives in slums
      • 5500 shanty towns were registered in 2011
      • over 40% were born in shanty towns
      • about 75% are below the poverty line
    • Location
      • India
      • Flat swampland
      • Either side of the river Hooghly
      • Part of the Ganges Delta
      • located around industries and at road intersections
    • Characteristics
      • Crowded
      • Low income
      • Close community
      • Bustees
        • Tightly packed together
        • Have rights to build
        • poor quality materials
      • Quality of houses is poor

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