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[sim-luh] /ˈsɪm lə/
a city in and the capital of Himachal Pradesh, in N India: the summer capital of India.

Himachal Pradesh

[hi-mah-chuh l pruh-deysh] /hɪˈmɑ tʃəl prəˈdeɪʃ/
a state in N India. 10,904 sq. mi. (28,241 sq. km).
Capital: Simla. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Y. set off after church to go back to Simla for his wifes accouchement.

    Up the Country Emily Eden
  • The place is something like the Gaiety Theatre at Simla, enlarged twenty times.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • My medicines cured one of a flux, and I go into Simla to oversee his recovery.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • It is quite possible that he may have been the scoundrel, whoever he was, who took her away from Simla.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • A house was engaged at Simla for the season, and there she passed the greater part of the hot months.

  • The General has the intention to send a detachment to Simla.

  • The ladies of his family were absent in Simla; but his sons were with him.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The hunting-camp was only about 150 miles from Simla, situated below Kalka.

  • Twelve years after their marriage Veronica was born at Simla, and the coming and going ceased for three years.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
  • Although it was spring, Simla still lay in its winter sleep.

British Dictionary definitions for Simla


a city in N India, capital of Himachal Pradesh state: summer capital of India (1865–1939); hill resort and health centre. Pop: 142 161 (2001) Official name Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

/hɪˈmɑːtʃəl prɑːˈdɛʃ/
a state of N India, in the W Himalayas: rises to about 6700 m (22 000 ft) and is densely forested. Capital: Simla. Pop: 6 077 248 (2001). Area: 55 658 sq km (21 707 sq miles)
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