Vala State

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Vala State
Vallabhipura
વલ્લભીપુર
Princely State
1740–1948

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History
 -  Established 1740
 -  Indian independence 1948
Area
 -  1921 492 km2 (190 sq mi)
Population
 -  1921 11,386 
Density 23.1 /km2  (59.9 /sq mi)

Vala State or Vallabhipura (Gujarati: વલ્લભીપુર) was a princely state in India during the British Raj until 1948. The center was the city of Vallabhi. The last ruler of the state signed the state's accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.

History[edit]

Vala (Vallabhipura) state was founded in 1740. It was one of the states in Saurashtra, where there were many smaller states. In 1921 it had a population of 11,386.[1]

It used to be a native state of India in the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[2]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers were Gohel Rajputs, with the title of Thakur Sahib.[3]

  • 1740 - 1774 Visaji (d. 1774)
  • 1774 - 1798 Nathubhai Visaji (d. 1798)
  • 1798 - 1814 Meghabhai Nathubhai (d. 1814)
  • 1814 - 1838 Harbhamji Megabhai (d. 1838)
  • 1838 - 1840 Dulatsimhji Harbhamji (d. 1840)
  • 1840 - 1853 Patabhai Megabhai (d. 1853)
  • 1853 - 1860 Prithirajji Patabhai (d. 1860)
  • 1860 - 20 Aug 1875 Meghrajji Prithirajji (d. 1875)
  • 20 Aug 1875 - 1943 Vakhatsimhji Meghrajji (b. 1864 - d. 1943)
  • 1943 - 15 Aug 1947 Gambhirsimhji Vakhatsimhji (b. 1889 - d. 19..)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 21°53′16″N 71°52′46″E / 21.8878°N 71.8795°E / 21.8878; 71.8795