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RAMPUR BOALIA, or BEULEAII

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 878 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RAMPUR BOALIA, or BEULEAII, a town of British India, the administrative headquarters of Rajshahi district in Eastern Bengal and Assam; on the left bank of the Ganges. Pop. (1901) 21,589. It was originally chosen as a commercial factory for the silk trade, which is again being officially encouraged by the agricultural department. The town contains a government college, and an industrial school for sericulture. Most of the public buildings were severely damaged by the earthquake of the 12th of June 1897. There is a daily steamer service on the Ganges.
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