Eluru

Eluru (ĕlˈŏrō) [key] or Ellore ĕlōrˈ, city (1991 pop. 212,866), Andhra Pradesh state, E central India. It is a district administrative center, lying at the junction of the Krishna and Godavari canal systems. Carpet making, tanning, and textile manufacture are important. Extensive ruins 8 mi (12.9 km) N of Eluru are thought to be the site of the capital of the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi (c.A.D. 600–c.A.D. 1000).

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