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Bhopal (British India)

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19 guns
1931 area 6,924 square miles
1931 population 730,000
Ed Haynes, 3 April 1996

Bhopal was a former state, South Central India States, India; 6921 square miles; incorporated 1956 in Madhya Pradesh. Chief state of former Bhopal Agency and next to Hyderabad the most important Muslim state in India. Surface broken by Vindhya Mts; Narmada River formed its southern border. Founded 1723 by Dost Mohammed Khan, an Afghan chieftain who had served under Aurangzeb; made treaty arrangements with British government 1817; ruled by female line (Begums of Bhopal) 1844-1926.
Jarig Bakker, 10 November 1998