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Gorakhpur

(gō`rəkpo͝or'), city (1991 pop. 505,566), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Rapti River. Founded c.1400, it is an agricultural market and industrial center, with textile factories, sugar mills, and railway workshops. There is an airport in Gorakhpur. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1934, but has since been rebuilt.
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Gorakhpur

 

a city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Population, 234,500 (1969). It is a railway junction and contains large locomotive workshops, sugar refineries, and a jute factory. The chemical industry is being developed (the production of mineral fertilizers, acids). Gorakhpur is a center of weaving handicrafts. It has a university, founded in 1957.

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Gorakhpur

a city in N India, in SE Uttar Pradesh: formerly an important Muslim garrison. Pop.: 624 570 (2001)
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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 6 ( ANI ): Minister of State (MoS) Railways and Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Saturday flagged off the special train 02571 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Humsafar Express here, which will now run everyday.
Owing to the huge demand and rush of passengers in the New Delhi-Gorakhpur stretch, the 12571/12572 Gorakhpur Anand Vihar Humsafar Express via Barhni will now be extended from two days to four days, while the already operational 12595/12596 Gorakhpur Anand Vihar Humsafar Express via Basti will now be extended from once a week to three days a week.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 ( ANI ): The Congress party on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, saying that despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur he did nothing for the hospital.