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Nickname(s): Samu Gam
Dhrol is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42Coordinates: 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Jamnagar
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,618
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website Dhrol

Dhrol is a city and a municipality in Jamnagar district in the state of Gujarat, India.


See also: Dhrol State

The Jadeja dynasty ruled the Saurashtra region for 450 years prior to the Hardhrolji and Jamravalji came from the Princely State of Kutch. They spread the Jadeja state into Saurashtra. Dhrol was the second class state in Saurashtra. Bhucharmori is the famous battle-field in Saurashtra which is located near Dhrol. A fierce battle was fought there many years ago between Jaam Sataaji's son Jaam Ajaaji and Akbar's army commander Mirza Aziz Koka.(V.C.Jadeja ref.Dhrol. ank).

Before the arrival of Jadejas in Saurashtra, the town of Dhrol was known as Dhamalpur (ધમલપુર). Dhamalpur was ruled by Chavda King founded & named after Dhamal Chavda (ધમલ ચાવડા) who then reigned at Dhamalpur (Dhrol), obstructed the Jam Hardholji in their conquests and in order to remove this obstruction, Jam Hardholji marched against Dhamal Chavda. Dhamal Chavda's army was made of different warrior clans such as Chavda, Rathod, Chauhan, Jadav, Jhala, Gohil, Varsur, Makwana, Dabhi, Khimsurya and Solanki. These clans were not as united as Jadejas. Consequently, they were defeated and King Dhamal Chavda was killed by Jadejas in 1539.

During the British rule of India, Dhrol State was a princely state of India ruled by the Jadeja dynasty, having an area of 732 sqkm and 71 villages under its rule. It was accorded 9-gun salute status and a privy purse of 1,10,000/-. The last ruler, HH Thakore Saheb Shri Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji Jadeja, acceded to the Union of India on 15 February 1948.[1]

Rulers (title Thakur Sahib)[edit]

  • Hardholji
  • Jasoji Hardolji
  • Bamanyanji Jasoji
  • Hardholji Bamanyanji Ii
  • Modji Hardholji
  • Kaloji Panchanji
  • Junoji Kaloji
  • Ketoji Junoji
  • Kaloji Junoji
  • Waghji Junoji
  • aysinhji
  • Junoji Ii Jaysinhji
  • athoji Junoji
  • Modji Nathoji
  • Bhupatsinhji Modji
  • 1845– 1886 : Jaisinhji Bhupatsinhji
  • 1886- 1914 : Harisimhji Jaisimhji
  • 1914– 1937 : Daulatsimhji Harisimhji
  • 1937: Dipsinhji Daulatsinhj(pince)
  • 1937 – 1939 : Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji
  • 1939-1947: Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji


Dhrol is located at 22°34′N 70°25′E / 22.57°N 70.42°E / 22.57; 70.42.[2] It has an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Dhrol had a population of 23,618. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Dhrol has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74% and, female literacy is 64%. In Dhrol, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Dhrol State - Princely State (9 gun salute)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhrol
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Now, Dhrol has its PTC college for girls in the ancient kingdom campus (MD Mehta Girls PTC College). Darbargadh of dhrol is the best education campus for girls.it was grand dreams of thakorsaheb shree chandrasinhji & mr.mohanbhai d. maheta

Cartoonist Jami[edit]

Cartoonist Jami is famous artist of Dhrol. His full name Avadbin Hasan Jami. He lives in Jamnagar.

Poet Benyaz Dhrolavi[edit]

Poet Benyaz Dhrolavi(Abdul Gaffar Kaazi) is also well known in Gujarati Ghazal literature. He sell clocks and repair wrist watch. He have sharp vision to create emotional and touchy Sher.

External links[edit]

  • RanMedan (Gujarati book containing the history of a battle fought at Bhucharmori (Bhoocharmori / Bhoocharmoree) - a place near Dhrol
  • Tatee Talvar (Gujarati book containing the history of a battle fought at Dhrol)