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(72.60E, 23.02N) Ahmadabad was founded in the early 15th century and reached its peak in Mogul times. It became a cotton center under British rule, the first cotton mill being set up in 1861, when cotton from the American South disappeared from the world market at the outbreak of the American Civil War. It became the center of nonviolent resistance to British rule under Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, supported by native industrial magnates (the Marwari). The population in 1941 was 591,267 persons.
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