Hao·ra (houʹrə, -rä)
See Howrah.

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also called  Habara  or  Howrah 

      city, east-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. Haora lies along the west bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Hugli River) directly opposite Kolkata (Calcutta) (Calcutta). It is Kolkata's largest satellite city and is the second largest city in West Bengal state. Haora has major Grand Trunk Road connections and is the eastern terminus of major rail lines traversing eastern, northern, and central India. The city is connected to Kolkata across the Hugli River by the massive and heavily traveled Haora (1943) and Hugli (1987) bridges. Haora's river port is lined with shipbuilding and ship-repair docks, and on the riverbank and elsewhere are jute, flour, rice, oilseed, and cotton mills; sawmills; iron and steel rolling mills; and factories making chemicals, glass, hosiery, cigarettes, and batteries. Sibpur, a southern suburb of Haora, contains light industry and railway workshops, as well as a botanical garden founded in 1786. Constituted a municipality in 1862, Haora has several colleges. The city is situated in a deltaic alluvial tract intersected by numerous rivers, which flood during the rainy season. Pop. (2001) 1,007,532.

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