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Jalpaiguri (jəlpĪˈgŏrē) [key], town (1991 pop. 68,732), West Bengal state, NE India, on the Tista River. It is the administrative center for a district that produces tea, rice, jute, tobacco, timber, and medicinal herbs; it is West Bengal's primary agricultural market. It is on major road and rail lines. Sawmilling and jute-pressing are major industries.

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