Chandannagar

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Chandannagar

(shändĕrnägôr`) or

Chandernagore

(chŭn'dərnəgôr`), city (1991 pop. 122,351), West Bengal state, E India, on the Hugli River, a suburb of Kolkata (Calcutta). Founded by the French in 1686, it was of great commercial importance until the 19th cent. It was ceded by France and became part of India in 1951.
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For instance, in 1757 when news of the defeat of the French and the capture of the fort of Chandannagore in the province of Bengal by the English East India reached London, the company's stock price rose 12% in the London stock exchange (Singer, 2004).