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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

India

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...India ( Bhārat ) , ( Hindustan ) The Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaņarājya) since 1950 after independence was achieved in 1947 when the Federal Union of India (and Dominion of India) was created. Although the English East India Company had established its first trading post on the west coast of India in 1608 , the first step in the creation of a British Empire in India was only taken as a result of the victory of Robert Clive ( 1725–74 ) at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 . At this time the Company desired no territory other than Bengal; it...

West India Docks

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A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)

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...India Docks Tower Hamlets. Marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822 and opened in 1802 , enabling the West India merchants to unload their ships in four days instead of the four weeks that had been needed previously. They were closed in 1980 , but give name to the nearby West India Quay station, see also East India Docks...

East India Docks

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A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)

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...India Docks Tower Hamlets. Marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1805 , although not opened until the following year; they were closed down in 1967 . They were named from the East India Company (founded 1600 ), which had already traded with India and China for two centuries and whose ships had been built and repaired in earlier docks (including the Blackwall Yard established in 1614 and the old Brunswick Dock so named from the ducal house of Brunswick in honour of George III ) situated here at Blackwall . The famous Cutty Sark , built in ...

Puri

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...Puri , Odisha/India ‘City’ or ‘Town’ in Sanskrit....

Kānchipuram

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...Kānchipuram , Tamil Nādu/India One of India’s Seven Sacred Cities, the name means ‘Golden City’. It is sometimes known as Shiva Vishnu...

Dhenkānāl

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...Dhenkānāl , Orissa/India Named after a local medieval chief, Dhenka....

Durg

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...Durg , Madhya Pradesh/India ( Drug ) Derived from the Hindi durga ‘fort’....

Chingleput

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...Chingleput , Tamil Nādu/India ‘Town of Red Lotuses’ in Tamil....

Kalyan

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...Kalyan , Mahārāshtra/India ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Noble’ from the Sanskrit kalyana ....

Thrissur

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...Thrissur , Kerala/India ( Trichur ) ‘Town with the Name of Lord Shiva’....

Palk Strait

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...Palk Strait , India–Sri Lanka Named after Sir Robert Palk ( 1717–98 ), governor of Madras, India ( 1763–7...

Akbarpur

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...Akbarpur , Uttar Pradesh/India ‘The Town of Akbar’, so named in honour of Akbar ( 1542–1605 ), Mughal emperor of India ( 1556–1605...

West Bengal

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...West Bengal ( Bānglā ) , India A state created from the partitioning of Bengal in 1947 when India obtained its...

Cuttack

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...Cuttack , Orissa/India ( Coteka ) Derived from the Sanskrit kataka ‘army’, ‘camp’, or ‘royal city’....

Dwārkā

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...Dwārkā , Gujarāt/India ‘City of Many Gates’, an abbreviated version of the Sanskrit Dvārakā or Dvārāratī ....

Coonoor

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...Coonoor , Tamil Nādu/India ‘Village of the Coons’, a hill tribe, from the Tamil oor ‘village’...

Ratlam

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...Ratlam , Madhya Pradesh/India ( Ratnapuri ) Founded in 1829 with a Sanskrit name ‘Gem City’. See ratnapura ....

Raurkela

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...Raurkela , Odisha/India ‘Our Village’ in the local Sadri language. The name is also spelt Rourkela....

Chandrapur

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...Chandrapur , Mahārāshtra/India ( Chānda ) ‘Town of the Moon’ from the Hindi ĉandra ‘moon’ and pur ....

Chauk

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...Chauk , Burma, India Burma: ‘Dry’, the town being in a dry zone....

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