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Mirzapur (mērˈzäpŏrˌ) [key], joint municipality with Vindhyachal (total 1991 pop. 169,336), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. It is a district administrative center and has major road and rail connections. Carpets and brassware are manufactured. Many Hindu pilgrims visit the shrine of the goddess Vindhyeshwari.

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