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Native ameMidnapore
StateWest Bengal
DistrictMidnapore West
ChairmanPranab Basu
Parliamentary constituencyMedinipur
Assembly constituencyMedinipur, Kharagpur
Total Population169127 (2011)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode721 101 and 721 102
VehicleWB-33-xxxx, WB-34-xxxx

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Midnapore (also written as Medinipur and Midnapur. Bangla: মেদিনীপুর, -bnmeːd̪in̪ipʊɾIPA, IAST: medinipur) is a city in West Bengal, India. The city is the headquarters of, and gives its name to, the Paschim Medinipur district of the state of West Bengal. The town also gives its name to a subdivision of the district.

The town used to be belong to the Midnapore District until the Partition of Midnapore. The undivided Midnapore district had been, at one time, the largest district in West Bengal and indeed, all of India.

It is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati River (variously known as Kasai and Cossye). On the opposite bank of the river is the industrial and railway hub Kharagpur.

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