Bally is the 152nd most populous city in India with a total population of 2,93,373. Bally is a city in the Howrah district of West Bengal and the highest employment in the district is in Agriculture, Engineering, Chemical and other household industries. The district has 14% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 69% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 17% are Household workers. Located at the north-eastern tip of the Howrah district, on the banks of the River Hooghly, it is just across the river from the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and near the Belur Math. The major crops cultivated in the district are Rice, Sunflower, Mustard, Linseed, Jute, Potato. Apart from these, horticultural crops like Mango, Papaya, Guava, Brinjal, Cabbage and Cauliflower are also produced. Bally is covered by Howrah Municipal Corporation. It is a town of historical importance. There is a man-made canal named the Bally Khal that marks the boundary between Bally and the adjoining town of Uttarpara in Hooghly District. Once Uttarpara was the northern part of Bally; Uttarpara means Northern Ward. The Hooghly river separates it from Dakshineswar of North 24 Parganas district. Bally is a suburb of Kolkata. The city has a ferry pier - Bally Ghat.