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Kumaun, a district of the North-Western provinces of India, having an area of 6,000 square miles. Part of it lies on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, and has a number of summits ranging to a height of 20,000 feet, and below this lies a great waterless jungle from 10 to 15 miles broad, and only broken here and there by the clearings of the hill tribes. The region produces iron, copper, lead, gypsum, asbestos, and tea. The capital is Almora, and the inhabitants are mostly Hindus.