Jammu


Jammu
/jum"ooh/, n.
a city in and the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in the SW part, in N India. 155,249.

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City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 378,431) and winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, northwestern India.

It lies along the Tawi River, south of Srinagar. Once the capital of the Dogra Rajput dynasty, it became part of Ranjit Singh's domain in the 19th century. It is now a railroad and manufacturing centre. Sites of interest include a fort, a palace of the rajas, and the University of Jammu (founded 1969).

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India
 city and winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, northern India. It lies along the Tawi River, south of Srinagar (the state's summer capital), and to the north is the Siwalik Range. Once the capital of the Dogra (Dogra dynasty) dynasty, Jammu became part of the domain of the maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 19th century. It is now a railroad and manufacturing centre. The city is home to the University of Jammu (1969) and the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu (1999). The surrounding area produces wheat, rice, corn (maize), and barley. Pop. (2001) city, 369,959; urban agglom., 612,163.

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