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Medinipur

Medinipur (mĕdĭnˈĭpŏrˌ) [key], formerly Midnapore mĭdˈnəpûrˌ, town (1991 pop. 125,498), West Bengal state, E India, on the Kasai River. It is a district administrative center and has textile and chemical manufactures. A canal links Medinipur with Kolkata (Calcutta).

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