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View of Jhansi from Sipri's Hilltop.jpg
historic city in the Bundelkhand region of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India
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Part ofNorthern Bundelkhand
LocationJhansi district, India
  • 507,000 (2011)
Elevation above sea level
  • 285 ±1 metre
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 138497346
GND ID: 4235652-0

25° 26′ 55.03″ N, 78° 34′ 10.63″ E

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Jhansi (Hindi: झांसी, Marathi: झाशी), is a city of Uttar Pradesh state of northern India. Jhansi is a major road and rail junction, and is the administrative seat of Jhansi District and Jhansi Division. The original walled city grew up around its stone fort, which crowns a neighboring rock. The Revolt of 1857 accordingly found Jhansi ripe for rebellion. In June a few men of the 12th Native Infantry seized the fort containing the treasure and magazine, and massacred the European officers of the garrison along with their wives and children. Rani Lakshmi Bai put herself at the head of the rebels and died bravely in battle in Gwalior. It was not until November, 1858 that Jhansi was brought under British control. It had been given to the Maharaja of Gwalior, but came under British rule in 1886 as the result of a territorial swap.


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