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Madras, Presidency of, the southern portion of the British possessions in India, comprising most of the territories south of the Krishna. Part of it is governed by dependent princes, the rest by the governor of Madras. Area, 149,092 square miles. Madras, City of, capital of the Presidency, a very large city on the east (Coromandel) coast, lat. 13° 5' N., long. 80° 21' E. The Black Town is inhabited chiefly by Hindoos and Indian Mohammedans, crowded about Fort St. George in narrow, dirty streets. The Europeans of the better class occupy detached houses in the suburbs. It has no proper harbour.

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