Medinipur mĕdĭn´ĭpo͝or˝ [key], formerly Midnapore mĭd´nəpûr˝ [key], 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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