Dehradun

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Dehradun

(dâr`ədo͞on), city (1991 pop. 270,000), capital of UttarakhandUttarakhand,
formerly Uttaranchal,
state (2001 provisional pop. 8,479,562), 20,650 sq mi (53,483 sq km), N India. Situated in the Himalayas where many peaks top 20,000 ft (6,096 m), it is bordered by Tibet, China (NE), Nepal (SE), and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh
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 state, N central India. It is a rail terminus from the S for Mussoorie, a summer hill resort. Tea processing is the main industry. In Dehradun is the Indian military academy and an institute for forestry research, with an associated museum and botanical garden. The temple (1699) of Ram Rai, founder of the Hindu Udasi sect of ascetics, is the city's most notable historical building.
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Azmi of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehra Dun, India, has found shelly fossils of animals in limestone above the sandstone containing the worm impressions.