Nabha State

Nabha State,[1] with its capital at Nabha, was one of the Phulkian princely states of Punjab during the British Raj in India.[2]

Nabha State
Princely State
Flag of Nabha
Coat of arms of Nabha
Coat of arms
Ludhiana District 1911.png
Nabha State in a 1911 map of Ludhiana district
• 1901
2,502 km2 (966 sq mi)
• 1901
Historical eraNew Imperialism
• Established
• Accession to India
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Mughal Empire
Today part of India
Sir Hira Singh, Raja of Nabha (c.1843-1911).


According to the 1901 census the state had a population of 297,949 and contained four towns and 488 villages. Its population at the previous two enumerations were: 282,756 (1891) and 261,824(1881).

Nabha was divided into three nizamats: Amloh and Bawal, with their headquarters at the town from which each is named; and Phul, with its headquarters at Dhanaula.[3]

More than 54 per cent of the population were Hindus, only 26 per cent being Sikhs — although Nabha was one of the principal Sikh states of the Punjab, the remainder of the population were Muslim.[4]

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  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 271.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Nabha" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 147.
  3. ^ Nābha State - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 264.
  4. ^ Nābha State - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 265.

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Coordinates: 30°22′N 76°09′E / 30.37°N 76.15°E / 30.37; 76.15