The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Jaunpur

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JAUNPUR, jown-poor, British India, city in the district of the same name in the Benares division, on the river Gumti, 34 miles by rail northwest of Benares. It is a city of great antiquity and was formerly the capital of a Mohammedan kingdom extending from Budaun and Etawah to Behar. It has many fine architectural monuments, among them a gateway of the 16th century, a mosque dating from 1376, the baths of Ibrahim Shah, the bridge over the Gumti, built in 1569-73, and other splendid remains. The city was a centre of revolt during the Indian mutiny in 1857. While it is famous for its perfumes it is no longer commercially important. Pop. 30,473.