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BELA

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 663 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BELA, a town of British India, administrative headquarters of the Partahgarh district of the United Provinces, with a railway station 8o m. from Benares. Pop. (1901) 8041. It adjoins the village of Partabgarh proper, and the civil station sometimes known as Andrewganj. Bela, which was founded in 1802 as a cantonment, became a district headquarters after the mutiny. It has trade in agricultural produce. There is a well-known hospital for women here.
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