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Bhagalpur

[buhg-uh l-poo r] /ˈbʌg əlˌpʊər/
noun
1.
a city in Bihar, NE India, on the Ganges River.
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Bhagalpur

/ˈbɑːɡəlˌpʊə/
noun
1.
a city in India, in Bihar: agriculture, textiles, university (1960). Pop: 340 349 (2001)
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city, eastern Bihar state, northeastern India, just south of the Ganges River. The city has major road and rail connections and trades in agricultural produce and cloth. Major industries include rice and sugar milling and woolen weaving. Bhagalpur is also noted for its silk production. A sericulture institute and an agricultural-research station have been established, and the city is the seat of Bhagalpur University (1960). Formerly called Sujanganj, Bhagalpur was constituted a municipality in 1864.

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