|•||Independence of India||1948|
|•||1921||171 km2 (66 sq mi)|
|Density||39 /km2 (101.1 /sq mi)|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.|
Virpur-Kherdi or Virpur State was a fourth class princely state in British India under Kathiawar Agency, ruled by Jadeja Rajput chiefs having descent from the Nawanagar ruling family. The state consisted of 13 villages extended over an area of 171 square kilometres (66 sq mi) and with Virpur as its headquarters.The other important town being Kherdi/Kharedi, which was earlier seat of rulers before the capital was shifted to Virpur. Hence the State was also known as Virpur-Kherdi State. The town of Kalavad also was part of Virpur State.
The house was founded in the later half of the 16th century by the Jadeja chief Bhanji Vibhaji, who subdued Kathis in the area and founded state of Virpur. Bhanji was son of Vibhaji Ravalji, the ruler of Nawanagar State, the 2nd Jam Sahib of Nawanagar who ruled Nawanagar from 1562 - 1569. The rulers were titled as Thakore Saheb. The last ruler was Thakore Sahib Narendrasinhji Dilipsinhji and Darbar Sahib Digvijaysinhji Hamirsinhji of Kharedi who acceded the Virpur State into Union of India on 15 February 1948.