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      n     (Indian)   a state, esp. a state in the Union of India  

Andhra Pradesh  
      n   a state of SE India, on the Bay of Bengal: formed in 1953 from parts of Madras and Hyderabad states. Capital: Hyderabad. Pop.: 71800000 (1994 est.). Area: about 275068 sq. km (106204 sq. miles)  
Arunachal Pradesh  
      n   a state in NE India, formed in 1986 from the former Union Territory. Capital: Itanagar. Pop.: 965000 (1994 est.). Area: 83743 sq. km (32648 sq. miles),   (Former name (until 1972))    North East Frontier Agency  
Himachal Pradesh  
      n   a state of N India, in the W Himalayas: rises to about 6700 m (22000 ft.) and is densely forested. Capital: Simla. Pop.: 5530000 (1994 est.). Area: 55658 sq. km (21707 sq. miles)  
Madhya Pradesh  
      n   a state of central India, situated on the Deccan Plateau: the largest Indian state; rich in mineral resources, with several industrial cities. Capital: Bhopal. Pop.: 71950000 (1994 est.). Area: 443446 sq. km (171215 sq. miles)  
Uttar Pradesh  
      n   a state of N India: the most populous state; originated in 1877 with the merging of Agra and Oudh as the United Provinces; augmented by the states of Rampur, Benares, and Tehri-Garhwal in 1949; lies mostly on the Upper Ganges plain but rises over 7500 m (25000 ft.) in the Himalayas in the northwest; agricultural. Capital: Lucknow. Pop.: 150695000 (1994 est.). Area: 294413 sq. km (113673 sq. miles)  
Vindhya Pradesh  
      n   a former state of central India: merged with the reorganized Madhya Pradesh in 1956  
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