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 (ăl′ə-hə-băd′, ä′lə-hə-bäd′)
A city of north-central India at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges Rivers west of Varanasi. It was built on the site of an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city and is still a pilgrimage site for Hindus.


(ˌæləhəˈbæd; -ˈbɑːd)
(Placename) a city in N India, in SE Uttar Pradesh at the confluence of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers: Hindu pilgrimage centre. Pop: 990 298 (2001)


(ˌæl ə həˈbæd, ˌɑ lə hɑˈbɑd)

a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in N India, on the Ganges. 806,486.
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