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Srinagar

[sree-nuhg-er] /sriˈnʌg ər/
noun
1.
a city in and the summer capital of Kashmir, on the Jhelum River.

Kashmir

[kash-meer, kazh-, kash-meer, kazh-] /ˈkæʃ mɪər, ˈkæʒ-, kæʃˈmɪər, kæʒ-/
noun
1.
Also, Cashmere. a former princely state in SW Asia, adjacent to India, Pakistan, Sinkiang, and Tibet: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
2.
Official name Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this state occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. About 53,500 sq. mi. (138,000 sq. km).
Capital: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
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British Dictionary definitions for Srinagar

Srinagar

/sriːˈnʌɡə/
noun
1.
a city in N India, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, at an altitude of 1600 m (5250 ft) on the Jhelum River: seat of the University of Jammu and Kashmir (1948). Pop: 894 940 (2001)

kashmir

/ˈkæʃmɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of cashmere

Kashmir

/kæʃˈmɪə/
noun
1.
a region of SW central Asia: from the 16th century ruled by the Moguls, Afghans, Sikhs, and British successively; since 1947 disputed between India, Pakistan, and China; 84 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles) in the northwest are held by Pakistan and in part known as Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir), part as the Northern Areas; an area of 42 735 sq km (16 496 sq miles) in the east (the Aksai Chin) is held by China; the remainder was in 1956 officially incorporated into India as the state of Jammu and Kashmir; traversed by the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges and the Rivers Jhelum and Indus; a fruit-growing and cattle-grazing region, with a woollen industry. Capitals: (Jammu and Kashmir) Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter); (Azad Kashmir) Muzaffarabad; (Northern Areas) Gilgit
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Word Origin and History for Srinagar

Kashmir

from Sanskrit Kashypamara "land of Kashyap," said to be the name of a renowned sage. Related: Kashmiri.

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Srinagar in Culture
Kashmir [(kash-meer)]

A state of India, in its extreme north. When mainly Hindu India became independent of Great Britain in 1947, many of its predominantly Muslim areas split off as Pakistan. Kashmir, a mainly Muslim area, remained part of India, which led to persistent conflicts between India and Pakistan.

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