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Bhopal

[boh-pahl] /boʊˈpɑl/
noun
1.
a former state in central India: now part of Madhya Pradesh state.
2.
a city in and the capital of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India.

Madhya Pradesh

[muhd-yuh-pruh-deysh, prah-desh] /ˈmʌd yə prəˈdeɪʃ, ˈprɑ dɛʃ/
noun
1.
a state in central India. 119,016 sq. mi. (308,252 sq. km).
Capital: Bhopal.
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Bhopal

/bəʊˈpɑːl/
noun
1.
a city in central India, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state and of the former state of Bhopal: site of a poisonous gas leak from a US-owned factory, which killed over 7000 people in 1984 and was implicated in a further 15 000 deaths afterwards. Pop: 1 433 875 (2001)

Madhya Pradesh

/ˈmʌdjə prɑːˈdɛʃ/
noun
1.
a state of central India, situated on the Deccan Plateau: rich in mineral resources, with several industrial cities: formerly the largest Indian state, it lost much of the SE to the new state of Chhattisgarh in 2000. Capital: Bhopal. Pop: 60 385 118 (2001). Area: 308 332 sq km (119 016 sq miles)
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