The New Student's Reference Work/Allahabad
Allahabad (ä-lä-hä-bäd'), capital of the northwestern provinces of India. The name of the place means "City of God." It is built at the junction of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers. Its fort is strong and commands both rivers. Within the fort are the remains of a splendid palace of the Emperor Akbar. Many Hindus make pilgrimages to Allahabad because of its sacred rivers. It also forms the junction of the great railway system that unites Bengal with Central India and Bombay. Population about 172,000.