Baranagar bŭr´ənəgər [key], city (1991 pop. 223,770), West Bengal state, NE India, on the Hugli River. A suburb of Kolkata (Calcutta), it is a major industrial center, with manufactures in agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil, and matches; there are numerous cotton-processing industries.

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