Which among the following statements about early establishments of British is/ are correct?
1. Before Foundation of Calcutta, the biggest English settlement in Bengal was Hooghly
2. The town of Hooghly-Chuchura was founded by the British
Choose the correct option:

Answer: [A] Only 1 is correct

The First statement is correct. The second statement is incorrect because the town of Hooghly-Chuchura was founded by the Portuguese in 1579

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