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Jhansi city is located in central India, in Uttar Pradesh State. Situated between the rivers Pahunj and Betwa, the city is a symbol of bravery, courage and self respect. In ancient times Jhansi was a part of the regions Chedi Rashtra, Jejak Bhukit, Jajhoti and Bundelkhand. It is most famous as the land of Rani Lakshmi Bai, the brave woman-ruler of Jhansi, who fought the British.

Today it is a center of trade and industries including railway workshops and iron and steel mills. There are many manufacturing units of brassware, rugs, rubber, and silk goods. The city developed around a fort built in 1613 and strengthened in 1742. It was the scene of a massacre of British residents in 1857 during the Sepoy Rebellion. The total population exceeds three hundred thousand.

The Jhansi festival is a major cultural event here. The seventeenth century Jhansi Fort is a major tourist attraction. Jhansi has its own railhead which links the city to major nearby destinations.

Updated on 5th May, 2014
District: Jhansi
Location: Jhansi    

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