Cooch Behar(redirected from Coochbihar)
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Cooch Behar(ko͞och bĭhär`), former princely state, now part of West Bengal state, E India. It lies in a low, poorly drained plain. Rice, tobacco, corn, oilseeds, and jute are grown. Big-game hunting is practiced. The chief town, Koch Bihar or Cooch Behar (1991 pop. 71,028), is a district administrative center with road and rail connections and an airport.
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Cooch Behar, Kuch Bihar
1. a former state of NE India: part of West Bengal since 1950
2. a city in India, in NE West Bengal: capital of the former state of Cooch Behar. Pop.: 76 812 (2001)
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