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Ahmadnagar or Ahmednagar (both: ämədnŭgˈər), city (2020 pop. 404,000), Maharashtra state, W central India, on the Sina River. It is a district administrative center and has industries in cotton and cotton goods and copper and brass goods. The district has a significant sugar industry.

Founded in 1490, it became the capital of the important Deccan kingdom of Ahmadnagar; it was captured (1600) by Akbar's forces after heroic resistance. In the mid-18th cent. it was taken by the Marathas. The fort was used by British for political prisoners, including Nehru (1942–45).

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, Ahmadnagar
a city in W India, in Maharashtra: formerly one of the kingdoms of Deccan. Pop.: 307 455 (2001)
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