koch bihar

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koch bihar

town, administrative headquarters of Cooch Behar district, West Bengal state, northeastern India. The town lies just east of the Torsa River. It is an agricultural market centre, has major road and rail connections, and is linked by air with Calcutta. Leather-goods manufacture is an important industry. Cooch Behar contains the maharaja's palace, a hospital, and five colleges affiliated with the University of North Bengal

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