a city in N central Uttar Pradesh, in N India.
Also, Bareli. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bareilly
World English Dictionary
Bareilly (bəˈreɪlɪ)
a city in N India, in N central Uttar Pradesh. Pop: 699 839 (2001)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica


city, central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, on the Ramganga River. Founded in 1537, the city was built largely by the Mughal governor Makrand Ray. It later became the capital of the Rohillas, a migrant clan that gained control of the surrounding territory. In 1774 the ruler of Oudh conquered the area with British aid, and Bareilly was ceded to the British in 1801. It was a centre of the 1857 Indian Mutiny against British rule. Situated at a major rail and road junction, it is a trade centre for agricultural products and has a number of industries (sugar processing, cotton ginning and pressing). Bareilly is the site of Rohilkhand University (1975) and Bareilly College (1837), and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute is in the suburb of Izatnagar.

Learn more about Bareilly with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature