Bhurtpoor, Or Bhurtpore. I. A native state Of N. W. Hindostan. bordering on the Northwestern Provinces, between lat. 20° 30' and 27° 50' N.. and lon. 76° 54' and 77° 49' E.; area, about 2.......sq m.; pop. about 600,000, chiefly Jauts professing Brabmanism. There arc few perennial streams, and the soil is sandy, but large crops are produced by abundant irrigation from wells. II. A city, capital of the state, 33 m W. of Agra, and 95 m. S. of Delhi; pop. about 100,000. It is nearly 8 m. in circuit, and was formerly surrounded by a mud wall and wide ditch, and had a fort of great strength. Gen. Lake made four attempts to storm it in 1805, without success, losing over 3,000 men. It was, however, finally surrendered by the rajah, who concluded a treaty April 17; but his death in 1825 producing a contest about the succession, new complications arose, in consequence of which Conibennere stormed the town in 1826, having first destroyed a part of the wall by mining. The fortifications were afterward dismantled.
Throughout the sepoy rebellion the city remained in the hands of the British.