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Garhwal, a native state of the North-West Provinces of India, bordering on Thibet, and having an area of 4,180 square miles. There is also a British district adjoining, 5,500 square miles in area, and having mountain ranges of over 25,000 feet in height. The Jumna and the Ganges rise in the native state, and in the district the Bhagarathi joins with a tributary to form the Ganges. Gangotri [Ganges] attracts many pilgrims.