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Mangalore (74.883E 12.867N) dates back at least to the 10th century and had a Portuguese community as early as the 16th century. It came under British control in 1799 and became an important commercial center, exporting spices, coconuts, coffee, nuts, and silk. There is a significant Christian community.
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