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Chittagong Seaport on the River Karnaphuli, near the Bay of Bengal, se Bangladesh. Under Mogul rule in the 17th century, it was ceded to the British East India Company in 1760. It is Bangladesh's chief port. Its facilities were badly damaged in liberation struggle with Pakistan (1971). Industries: jute, tea, oil, engineering, cotton, steel. Pop. (2002 est.) 2,546,400.

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