Kolhapur

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Kolhapur

(kōləpo͝or`), former princely state, 3,219 sq mi (8,337 sq km), Maharashtra state, SW India. Largely agricultural, the region produces cotton and textiles. It also has large bauxite deposits. A center of the MarathasMarathas
or Mahrattas
, Marathi-speaking people of W central India, known for their ability as warriors and their devotion to Hinduism. From their homeland in Maharashtra their chieftains rose to power in the 17th cent.
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, Kolhapur was an important state of the Deccan. It was transferred to MaharashtraMaharashtra
, state (2001 provisional pop. 96,752,247), 118,530 sq mi (306,993 sq km), W India, on the Arabian Sea. The city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is the capital. The state was formed in 1960, when the old state of Bombay was split along linguistic lines into two new
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 state in 1960. The city of Kolhapur (1991 pop. 405,118) was the capital of the former state. There are many Buddhist remains, notably a stupa, or shrine (3d cent. B.C.), with inscriptions in characters of the Aśoka period. The city manufactures engineering products, refined sugar, and textiles.

Kolhapur

 

a city in India, in the state of Maharashtra on the east slope of the Western Ghats. Population, 259,000 (1971). Kolhapur is a railroad center and a highway junction. Industries include cotton, sugar, metalworking, and sawmilling. Large bauxite deposits are located near the city. Kolhapur is a religious center, and ancient Buddhist temples are found nearby.

Kolhapur

a city in W India, in S Maharashtra: university (1963). Pop.: 485 183 (2001)