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Chandrapur

city, eastern Maharashtra state, western India, situated along the Wardha River. The name means "village of the Moon." Chandrapur was the capital of the Gond dynasty from the 12th to the 18th century, and it was later conquered by the Maratha Bhonsles from Nagpur. It formed part of the British Central Provinces from 1854 until Indian independence in 1947.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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