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A city of north-central India south of Agra. It lies at the foot of a medieval Hindu fort, within which are elaborately carved palaces and temples.
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1. (Placename) a city in N central India, in Madhya Pradesh: built around the fort, which dates from before 525; industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 826 919 (2001)
2. (Placename) a former princely state of central India, established in the 18th century: merged with Madhya Bharat in 1948, which in turn merged with Madhya Pradesh in 1956
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(ˈgwɑ liˌɔr)

1. a former state in central India, now part of Madhya Pradesh.
2. a city in N Madhya Pradesh. 690,765.
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French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right) and members of his delegation visit the Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh yesterday.
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