Bilaspur bēläs˝po͝or´ [key].
Former principality, Himachal Pradesh state, NW India, in the W Himalayas. It is the site of the Bhakra dam, a massive project on the Sutlej River. The town of Bilaspur (1991 pop. 10,609), formerly the capital, trades in agricultural products.
City (1991 pop. 229,615), Chhattisgarh state, central India. Founded in the 17th cent., the city is a district administrative center and an agricultural market. It is an important rail junction and manufactures wood products.
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