|Nickname(s): Samu Gam|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The Jadeja dynasty ruled over the Saurastra for 450 years prior to the Hardhrolji and Jamravalji came from the Kutch. They spread the Jadeja state into Saurastra. Dhrol was the second class state in Saurastra. Bhucharmori is the famous battle-field in Saurastra 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.
Before the arrival of Jadejas in Saurastra, 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 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. Dhrol : Princely State
Rulers (title Thakur Sahib)
- Jasoji Hardolji
- Bamanyanji Jasoji
- Hardholji Bamanyanji Ii
- Modji Hardholji
- Kaloji Panchanji
- Junoji Kaloji
- Ketoji Junoji
- Kaloji Junoji
- Waghji Junoji
- Junoji Ii Jaysinhji
- athoji Junoji
- Modji Nathoji
- Bhupatsinhji Modji
- 1845– 1886 : Jaisinhji Bhupatsinhji
- 1886- 1914 : Harisimhji Jaisimhji
- 1914– 1937 : Daulatsimhji Harisimhji
- 1937: Dipsinhji Daulatsinhj
- 1937 – 1939 : Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji
- 1939-1947: Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji
Dhrol is located at  It has an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
- (Ref.dhrol ank).
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhrol
- "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
Artists of Dhrol
Cartoonist Jami is famous artist of Dhrol. His full name Avadbin Hasan Jami. He lives in Jamnagar. Poet Benyaz Dhrolvi 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.