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PERTABGARH PARTABGARH

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 869 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PERTABGARH PARTABGARH, Or PRATAPGARH, a district of British India in the Fyzabad division of the United Provinces. The administrative headquarters are at Bela. Area, 1442 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 912,848. The Ganges forms the south-western boundary line, while the Gumti marks the eastern boundary for a few miles. The only mineral products are salt, saltpetre and kankar or nodular limestone. The principal crops are rice, barley, pulse, millets, sugar-cane and poppy. The district is traversed by the branch of the Oudh & Rohilkhand railway from Rae Bareilly to Benares, opened in 1898. There are manufactures of sugar and a little silk; and grain, opium, oil-seeds, hemp and hides are exported. See Partabgarh District Gazetteer (Allahabad, 1904).
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