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Vishakhapatnam

Vishakhapatnam (vĭshäkˌəpŭtˈnəm) or Visakhapatnam (vĭsä) (–) (kˌəpŭtˈnəm), city (1991 pop. 1,057,118), Andhra Pradesh state, SE India, a port on the Bay of Bengal. Established by the British in the 17th cent. and known as Waltair under British rule and later as Vizagapatam, it was famous for cloth and for local handicrafts, especially ornamental objects of ivory, horn, and silver. In 1987 the city was given its current name. Today it is a district administrative center and a health resort and has a naval base, an airport, a shipyard, and an oil refinery. Andhra Univ. is on the outskirts of the city.
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Vishakhapatnam

 

a city in India, located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Population, 273,400 (1968). Vishakhapatnam is one of the main ports of India, handling more than 6 million tons of freight per year. The main cargoes include petroleum and petroleum products, iron ore, machinery, grain, coal, and fertilizer. The first government shipbuilding wharf in India and an oil-refining combine are located in the city. A petrochemical industry, machine building, and metal working are also being developed in Vishakhapatnam.

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Vishakhapatnam

, Visakhapatnam, Vizagapatam
a port in E India, in NE Andhra Pradesh on the Bay of Bengal: shipbuilding and oil-refining industries. Pop.: 969 608 (2001)
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