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The capital of Madhya Pradesh, India, in the west-central part of the state north-northwest of Nagpur. Founded in the early 18th century, it is an industrial and trade center. In 1984 a toxic gas leak at an insecticide plant killed more than 3,000 people.
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(Placename) a city in central India, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state and of the former state of Bhopal: site of a poisonous gas leak from a US-owned factory, which killed over 7000 people in 1984 and was implicated in a further 15 000 deaths afterwards. Pop: 1 433 875 (2001)
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1. a former state in central India: now part of Madhya Pradesh.
2. the capital of Madhya Pradesh. 1,062,771.
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