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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 22.9°N 88.39°E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Hugli-Chuchura
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
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Hughli was originally founded by the Portuguese in 1537. It was captured by the Mughals in 1632 and the British established a factory there in 1676. It was the headquarters of Hooghly District in the Burdwan Division of the Bengal Districts during the British period. It is now part of the twin conurbation of Hugli-Chuchura.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Hugli
Variants: Ugulim/Hooghly/Hooghly-Chinsura/Hughli

Military history

Battle of Hughli 1757

External links

Historical books online