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town, western Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, northeast of Agra. A marketplace for agricultural products, it has several colleges affiliated with Agra University. Etah lies in a section of alluvial plain on the Ganges River's southern bank. Irrigated by both the Upper and Lower Ganges canals, this region contains a fertile area between the river's present channel and its ancient bed to the southwest. Wheat, cotton, and sugarcane are grown. Kasganj, north of Etah, is also an agricultural market and is a centre of cotton and sugar processing. Soron, farther north, is a Hindu pilgrimage centre. Pop. (1981) town, 53,784.

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