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Jessore

city, southwestern Bangladesh, on the Bhairab River. According to tradition its name is a corruption of yasohara ("glory depriving"), as the town is said to have robbed Vikramaditya's 17th-century capital of Gaur of its preeminence. Ancient buildings include the Rajbari of Chanchra and the shrines of the Muslim saints Bahram Shah and Gharib Shah. Constituted a municipality in 1864, Jessore contains a stadium, a library, and four government colleges affiliated with the University of Rajshahi.

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