Berhampore town, central West Bengal state, northeastern India,
just east of the Bhagirathi River. Baharampur was founded and fortified
in 1757 by the English East India Company and continued as a cantonment
until 1870. It was the scene of the first overt act of the Indian
Mutiny of 1857.
Baharampur is the headquarters of Murshidabad district. It is
an important educational center. The former capital city of Bengal
- Murshidabad is nearby. Murshidabad is well known for its silks.
Not far away is the Farakka Barrage and the Farakka Super Thermal
The town has major rail and road connections and is an important
agricultural trade centre.
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West Bengal - India