Bhopal, name of a native state in Central India, and of a town. The state is bounded on the N. and W. by Scindhia's territory and one or two petty states of the Central India Agency, E. by the British district of Sagar, and S. by the Nerbudda and by Holkar's territory of Aimawar. Its area is 6,870 square miles. The Bhopal dynasty was founded by Dost Mohammed, and has always been friendly to the British Government. The town is surrounded by a wall two miles in circuit, and has two forts. It is supplied with water from two artificial lakes.