Arcot

India
      town, northeastern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India, on the Palar River. Located at the point where the Palar River valley meets the Coromandel Coast, it commands the inland route from Chennai (Madras) to Bangalore (Bengaluru), between the Mysore Ghat and the Javadi Hills. A fortified capital of the Muslim nawabs, Arcot was the scene of numerous battles between the Muslims, Marathas, French, and British in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the second half of the 20th century, Arcot was superseded in importance by Vellore. Pop. (2001) town, 49,953; urban agglom., 126,671.

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  • Arcot — geographical name city SE India in N Tamil Nadu WSW of Madras; once capital of the nabobs of Carnatic population 45,193 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arcot — (ar ko) s. m. En termes de fonderie, parties de métal tombées dans les cendres, d où on les retire en criblant ces cendres …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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