Alternative Titles: Bali, Baly

Bally, also spelled Bali or Baly, city, southeastern West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies on the west bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River, opposite Baranagar, and is part of the Haora (Howrah) urban agglomeration as well as the larger Kolkata (Calcutta) metropolitan area.

Bally was constituted a municipality in 1883. The city is connected by road and rail with Haora and Kolkata (south), Kharagpur (west), Burdwan (northwest), and Navadwip (north), and it is a steamer station for traffic along the Hugli. The Bally Bridge across the Hugli to Baranagar opened in 1931. Major industries in the city include jute, paper, and bone milling, iron- and steel-rolling works, and the manufacture of chemical fertilizer, cotton cloth, bricks, and glass. Bally has a college that is affiliated with Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata. Pop. (2001) 260,906; (2011) 293,373.

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