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rangpur

[ruhng-poo r, ruhng-poo r] /ˈrʌŋ pʊər, rʌŋˈpʊər/
noun
1.
a variety of mandarin orange, bearing a tart fruit.
Origin
named after Rangpur, region of Bangladesh
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Rangpur

city, northwestern Bangladesh, on the Ghaghat River. It is an industrial centre noted for the manufacture of dhurries (cotton carpets), bidis (cigarettes), and cigars. Constituted a municipality in 1869, it contains eight government colleges affiliated with the University of Rajshahi; technical, agricultural, and primary teacher-training institutes; two parks; and two libraries. Rangpur ("Abode of Bliss") is said to be the site where Raja Bhagadatta, who took part in the war recorded in the Mahabharata (c. 400 BC-AD 200), had a country residence.

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