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19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India

What happened? The people of the French colony of Chandannagar, formerly called Chandernagore, voted in favour of merging with the Indian Union in a plebiscite conducted by the French government. Background Currently, Chandannagar is a city situated about 35 km north of Kolkata in the Indian State of West Bengal. At the time of Indian… Continue reading 19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India