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MORBHANJ, or MAYURBHANJ, a native state of India, in the Orissa division of Bengal. Area 4243 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 610,383, showing an increase of 14-7% in the preceding decade; revenue, 64,000. It contains a large proportion of mountain and forest, where wild elephants are numerous, and also some of the richest iron ores in India. The capital is BARIPADA (pop. 5613), which is connected by a narrow-gauge line with the Bengal-Nagpur railway.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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