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KALIMPONG

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 642 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KALIMPONG, a village of British India, in the Darjeeling district of Bengal, 4000 ft: above sea-level; pop. (1901), ro69. It is a frontier market for the purchase of wool and mules from Tibet, and an important agricultural fair is held in November. In 1900 Kalimpong was chosen by the Church of Scotland as the site of cottage homes, known as St Andrew's Colonial Homes, for the education and training of poor European and Eurasian children.
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