|•||Established||Enter start date|
|•||1921||492 km2 (190 sq mi)|
|Density||23.1 /km2 (59.9 /sq mi)|
Vala State or Vallabhipura (Gujarati: વલ્લભીપુર, Hindi वाला) was a princely state in India during the British Raj until 1948. The centre was the city of Vallabhi. The last ruler of the state signed the state's accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.
For the region's early history, see Vallabhi.
Vala (Vallabhipura) princely state was founded in 1740 Thakore Sahib Akherajji of nearby Bhavnagar, for his twin brother Visaji, who became the first Thakore. It was one of the many states in Saurashtra, mostly petty states. It comprised 40 villages, covering 492 Square Kilometers km². In 1921 it had a population of 11,386. Its state revenue was 341,773 Rupees.
- 1740 - 1774 Visaji (d. 1774)
- 1774 - 1798 Nathubhai Visaji, succeeded his above father (d. 1798)
- 1798 - 1814 Meghabhai Nathubhai (d. 1814)
- 1814 - 1838 Harbhamji Megabhai, succeeded his above father (d. 1838)
- 1838 - 1840 D(a)ulatsimhji Harbhamji, succeeded his above father (d. 1840), childless
- 1840 - 1853 Patabhai Megabhai, son of above Meghabai (d. 1853)
- 1853 - 1860 Prithirajji Patabhai (d. 1860)
- 1860 - 20 Aug 1875 Meghrajji Prithirajji (d. 1875)
- 20 Aug 1875 - 1943 Vakhatsimhji Meghrajji, succeeded his above father (b. 1864 - d. 1943)
- 1943 - 15 Aug 1947 Gambhirsimhji Vakhatsimhji, succeeded his above father, signed the accession to India (b. 1889 - d. 19..)
- Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer p. 1417.