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A city of northeast India on the Ganges River northwest of Kolkata. The capital of Asoka's empire in the 3rd century bc, it is now the capital of the state of Bihar.


(Placename) a city in NE India, capital of Bihar state, on the River Ganges: founded in the 5th century bc; university (1917); centre of a rice-growing region. Pop: 1 376 950 (2001)


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the capital of Bihar state, in NE India, on the Ganges. 917,243.
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