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Berar, also known as the Haiderabad Assigned Districts, is a province of Central India, lying between Central Provinces N. and E., Bombay W., and Nizam's Dominions S., and having an area of 17,711 square miles. It comprises the provinces of Amraoti, Ellichpur, Wun, Akola, Buldana, and Basim, and forms a commissionership under the British resident at Haiderabad. Occupying mainly a broad valley, the basin of the Parna river, between the Ajanta and Satpura hills, it is divided into the Pahyanghat or lowlands and the Balaghat or uplands; the former being very fertile and yielding large crops of millet, seed, wheat, pulse, tobacco, and especially cotton. There is a salt lake at Louar, and coal and iron exist in the province.