Chandernagore – UPSC Prelims

  • Chandernagore was also called Chandannagar, set up by the French in 1696.
  • It was the first trading post on the eastern bank of the Hooghly.
  • Chandernagore Heritage:
    • Registry Building is a two-storey structure at Chandernagore built in 1875.
    • It is a symbol of the French settlement of the colonial town.
    • The building is located on the strand opposite the Rani Ghat jetty on the banks of the Hooghly.
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