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Baharampur

Baharampur (bəhäˈrəmpôr) [key], Berhampur, or Berhampore bûrˈəmpôr, city (1991 pop. 126,400), West Bengal state, E central India. It is a road and rail hub; jute and rice are traded. Its industries include silk weaving, ivory carving, rice and oil-seed milling, and precious-metal working. It was the scene of the first major confrontation of the Indian Mutiny.

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