Ellore - Encyclopedia

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ELLORE, a town of British India, in the Kistna district of Madras, on the Fast Coast railway, 303 m. from Madras. Pop. (Igor) 33,521. The two canal systems of the Godavari and the Kistna deltas meet here. There are manufactures of cotton and saltpetre, and an irhportant Church of England high school. Ellore was formerly a military station, and the capital of the Northern Circars. At Pedda Vegi to the north of it are extensive ruins, which are believed to be remains of the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi. From these the Mahommedans, after their conquest of the district in 1470, obtained material for building a fort at Ellore.

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