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  1. a city in and the capital of Himachal Pradesh, in N India.
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Formerly Sim·la [sim-luh] /ˈsɪm lə/.
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Examples from the Web for simla

Historical Examples

  • On the 2nd of September, definite orders to advance were received from Simla.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    Sir Winston S. Churchill

  • The place is something like the Gaiety Theatre at Simla, enlarged twenty times.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The young wife has gone to Simla, having been "delicate" for some time.

  • We were living at Simla at the time, and Simla is, as perhaps you know, not the most moral of places.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

  • It is quite possible that he may have been the scoundrel, whoever he was, who took her away from Simla.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for simla


  1. a city in N India, capital of Himachal Pradesh state: summer capital of India (1865–1939); hill resort and health centre. Pop: 142 161 (2001)Official name: Shimla
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