a city in Maharashtra, in central India. Unabridged
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Amravati (æmˈrɑːvətɪ)
Former name: Amraoti a town in central India, in NE Maharashtra: cotton centre. Pop: 549 370 (2001)

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town, northeastern Maharashtra state, western India. It lies 85 miles (137 km) west of Nagpur. The town occupies an important position near passes through the hills that separate the cotton-growing regions of the Purna River basin (west) and the Wardha River basin (east). A growing industrial centre, it is expanding toward nearby Badnera; its cotton mills supply Bombay, Calcutta, and Ahmadabad. The town houses seven colleges affiliated with the University of Nagpur. Pop. (1991) 421,576.

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