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Dinajpur (dĭnäjˈpŏr) [key], city (1991 pop. 127,815), N Bangladesh, on the Punarbhaba River. It is an important road junction and the administrative center for a district where rice, wheat, jute, and sugarcane are grown. There is a thermal power station, and mills for jute and rice. Two colleges affiliated with Rajshahi Univ. are in the city. Dinajpur proper, the northeast quarter of the city, where the maharajah of Dinajpur once resided, gave its name to the entire district.

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