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Burhanpur (bûrˈhänpōrˌ) [key], city (1991 pop. 172,710), Madhya Pradesh state, W central India, on the Tapi River. The city is a rail junction with trade in textiles and oilseed. The manufacture of gold and silver embroideries, which flourished until the 18th cent., continues on a smaller scale. Founded c.1400, Burhanpur has a partially ruined palace (c.1610) of Akbar.

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