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Cossimbazar (kəsĭmˈbəzärˌ) [key], town, West Bengal state, E central India, part of the Kolkata (Calcutta) metropolitan area. Cossimbazar was a chief overseas port of Bengal (16th–18th cent.); afterward Kolkata surpassed it.

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