[ kahn-poor ]
/ ˈkɑn pʊər /
a city in southern Uttar Pradesh, in north India, on the Ganges River.
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Formerly Cawn·pore [kawn-pawr, -pohr], /ˈkɔnˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr/, Cawn·pur [kawn-poor] /ˈkɔnˈpʊər/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Kanpur
/ (kɑːnˈpʊə) /
an industrial city in NE India, in S Uttar Pradesh on the River Ganges: scene of the massacre by Nana Sahib of British soldiers and European families and his later defeat by British forces in 1857. Pop: 2 532 138 (2001)Former name: Cawnpore
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