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1855 map of Kathiawar
|Named for||Hala branch of Jadeja Rajputs.|
|• Total||19,365 km2 (7,477 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Halar (Haalaar) is a historical region of western India, located by the Gulf of Kutch coast on the northwestern area of Nawanagar, now Jamnagar, in Gujarat State, on Saurashtra peninsula, roughly corresponding to the present Jamnagar District, Devbhumi Dwarka district, Morbi District and Rajkot District.
In 1901 it had an area of 19,365km² and a population of 764,992 inhabitants.
The name is derived from Jam Sri Halaji Jadeja who is supposed to be the 9th-generation grandfather of Jam Sri Rawalji Lakhaji Jadeja (who is the founder of the region and the first king to reign in the region); Halar was first established with this name by Jam Shri Rawalji Lakhaji, a Jadeja Rajput, in 1540.
During the British Raj Halar region was the western of the four prants or historical districts of Kathiawar, belonging to the Bombay Presidency, the others being Gohelwar (southeast), Jhalavad (north) and Sorath (southwest).
Princely States in Halar region
Its salute states were :
- First Class states :
- Second Class states :
Its major non-salute states (mostly minor, usually several village) included :
- Fourth Class states : Kotda Sangani, Malia, Virpur
- Fifth Class states : Gavridad, Jalia Devani, Kotharia, Rajpara, Mengani, Pal
- Sixth Class states : Bhadva.
- Seventh Class states : Khirasra, Lodhika
Other non-salute state, granted no class, were :
- multiple villages, yet mostly minor except the first : DHRAFA State (known as DHRAFA 24C , means 24 villages under Dhrafa's rule) Amran, Kanpar Ishwaria, Mulila Deri, Satodad Vavdi, Sisang Chandli,
- single village, petty states : Bhalgam Baldhoi, Kansiali, Kotda Nayani, Makaji Meghpar, Virvao.
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