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Bancoorah, or Bankura, a district and its capital in the Burdwan division of Bengal, British India. The district has an area of 2,621 square miles, and produces rice, cotton, and indigo, but is imperfectly cultivated. The town, which is the administrative centre, stands on the river Dhalkisor, about 100 miles N.W. of Calcutta.