Bassein


Bassein
/beuh sayn"/, n.
a city in SW Burma, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River. 175,000.

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India
also called  Vasai 

      town, western Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India. It lies on the Arabian Sea coast north of Mumbai (Bombay). Part of the territory of the Hindu Devagiri Yadavas until 1317, it later became a seaport for the Gujarat Muslim kings. In 1526 the Portuguese established a fort (now in ruins) and trading station at Bassein, and the town became famous for its shipbuilding industry. After frequent but unsuccessful attacks by the Mughals in the 17th century, it fell to the Marathas in 1739 and was later taken by the British. The town is a large-scale fishing centre and a wholesale exporter for agricultural produce. Its industries are silk and cotton hand-loom weaving and salt manufacture. Pop. (2001) town, 49,337; urban agglom., 174,396.

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