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Faridpur (fərēdˈpoŏr) [key], town (1991 pop. 74,000), S Bangladesh. It is a district administrative center, a railway terminus, and a market town for jute and rice. It has a thermal power station and jute mills. There are five colleges affiliated with Dhaka Univ. The town is named for Farid Shah, a Muslim saint whose shrine is there.

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