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The city of Dacca (90.417E
23.717N) was founded in 1608 by a Mogul
viceroy, Islam Khan. Originally a political center, it soon
became a cultural
and trade center as well. It is noted for its fine, almost
woven muslins. The population in 1941 was 239,728.
There was an airfield nearby, at Tezgaon (90.382E 23.779N).
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