Ghazipur

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Ghazipur
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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.58°N 83.57°E
Altitude: 73 metres (240 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Ghazipur
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
Transport links
Bengal and North-Western Railway
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Ghazipur was the headquarters of Ghazipur District in the Benares Division of United Provinces during the British period. It is situated on the left bank of the Ganges and was on a branch of the Bengal and North-Western Railway. It also connected by a steam ferry with the terminus of a branch of the East Indian Railway

"Ghazipur is the head-quarters of the Opium Agent for the United Provinces, and the opium factory is situated here... Its main function is to prepare opium for the Chinese market, where it is known as Benares opium".

Spelling variants

Modern name: Ghazipur
Variants: Ghazipore/Ghazipoor/Ghazepore/Ghazeepore/Ghazeepoor

External links

Historical books online

  • Ghazepore, page 74 The United Service Magazine, Part 3 1858 Google Books
  • "Topographical Report on the District and Station of Ghazeepore, North-West Province, Bengal" by JW Fleming, FRCS, Surgeon 37th Regiment, page 221 Army Medical Department: Statistical Sanitary and Medical Reports for the year 1859 (published 1861) Google Books
  • Ghazeepore page 360 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
  • North-Western Provinces: Historical and Statistical Memoir of the Ghazeepoor District by Wilton Oldham
Part I 1870 Google Books Part II- History of Ghazeepoor and the Benares Province from 1781 A.D. to 1795 A.D 1876 Archive.org