The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Ferozepur
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FEROZEPUR, fē'rōz-poor, India, a town and district in the Jullundur division of the Punjab; the town is situated on the North-Western and Rajputana railways, and is about four miles from the Sutlej. It contains the largest arsenal in India and is the headquarters of an army corps. The town is an important commercial centre and has a large trade in grain. It came into British hands in 1835 and was a place of the first military importance during the Sikh wars. Pop. 49,000.
The district of the same name has an area of 4,302 square miles. Barley, wheat, millet, cotton, tobacco and other crops are raised. Cotton and wool-weaving are the only industries. The district is healthful, having a very dry climate. Pop. 958,072.