Bhilainagar (bēˈlĪnəgər) [key] or Bhilai bēˈlĪ, city (1991 pop. 398,799), Chhattisgarh state, central India. It is the site of a large state-owned steel industry, built with Soviet assistance in the 1950s. Other manufactures include cement, chemicals, and wood products. The city has been extensively modernized.

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