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Nagpur City in Maharashtra state, w central India. Founded in the 18th century as the capital of the Kingdom of Nagpur, it became the capital of Berar state (from 1903) and of Madhya Pradesh state (1947–56). Industries: metal goods, transport equipment, cigarettes, textiles, pottery, glass, leather, pharmaceuticals, brassware. Pop. (2001) 2,051,320.