Sathamba

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Sathamba
village
Vav faliya, Azad Chowk
Vav faliya, Azad Chowk
Sathamba is located in Gujarat
Sathamba
Sathamba
Sathamba is located in India
Sathamba
Sathamba
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°10′09″N 73°19′36″E / 23.1691251°N 73.3266163°E / 23.1691251; 73.3266163Coordinates: 23°10′09″N 73°19′36″E / 23.1691251°N 73.3266163°E / 23.1691251; 73.3266163
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Aravali
Population
 • Total 15,000
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 383340
Telephone code 02779-28xxxx
Vehicle registration GJ-9
Nearest city Ahmedabad
Lok Sabha constituency Sabarkantha
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bayad
Website gujaratindia.com

Sathamba (Hindi साथम्बा) is a town located in Aravali district of the Indian state of Gujarat and the seat of a former petty Rajput princely state. It has a population of approximately 15,000.

History[edit]

The petty Hindu state, ruled by Thakore (Saheb)s of the Rajput Solanki dynasty, had a population of 5,360 in 1892 on 47 km2.

Under the British raj it was a fifth class state in the colonial Mahi Kantha Agency. It ceased to exist on 10 June 1948 by accession to newly independent India, the Privy Purse being fixed at 18,800 Rupees.

Places of interest[edit]

The village has a stepwell and a memorial stone with an inscription dated to 1269 AD (Samvat 1325).[1]

Economy[edit]

The major source of income for families is agriculture. There is also work in the quarry & stone crushing businesses surrounding the village, which comprise more than 30 companies. As of 2007, the previously well-known cotton ginning and pressing factory of the village was struggling as a consequence of a series of annual droughts.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Government Central Press. 1880. p. 442. 

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