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MANGALORE

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 569 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MANGALORE, a seaport of British India, administrative headquarters of the South Kanara district of Madras, and ter-minus of the west coast line of the Madras railway. Pop. (Igor), 44,108. The harbour is formed by the backwater of two small rivers. Vessels ride in 24 to 30 ft. of water, and load from and unload into lighters: The chief exports are coffee, coco-nut products, timber, rice and spices. Mangalore clears and exports all the coffee of Coorg, and trades directly with Arabia and the Persian Gulf. There is a small shipbuilding industry. The town has a large Roman Catholic population, with a European bishop, several churches, a convent and a college. It is the headquarters of the Basel Lutheran mission, which possesses one of the most active printing presses in southern India, and has also successfully introduced the industries of weaving and the manufacture of tiles. Two colleges (Government and St Aloysius) are situated here. Mangalore was gallantly defended by Colonel John Campbell of the 42nd regiment from May 6, 1783, to January 30, 1784, with a garrison of r85o men, of whom 412 were English, against Tippoo Sultan's whole army.
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