Surat Agency

The Surat Agency was one of the agencies of British India in the Bombay Presidency.[1]

Surat Agency
सूरत
સુરત
سورت
Agency of British India
1880–1933
Flag of Surat Agency
Flag
Surat Agency in Gujarat during British India 1880-1933.svg
Surat Agency within Gujarat
Area 
• 1901
5,076 km2 (1,960 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
179975
History 
• Abolition of the Khandesh Agency
1880
• Formation of the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency
1933
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Khandesh
Baroda and Gujarat States Agency
Surat Agency with all princely states with labels British India 1880-1933
Bansda and Dharampur, 1896

HistoryEdit

This agency was formed in the 19th century as the Khandesh Agency, after the region of Khandesh, becoming the Surat Agency in 1880.[2] Around 1900 the Dangs were incorporated and in 1933 it was abolished and became part of the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency.

Finally in 1944, towards the end of the British Raj, the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency was merged with the Western India States Agency to form the larger Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency.

The headquarters of the Surat Agency were at Surat, where the Political Agent who reported to the Political Department office in Bombay, used to reside.[3]

StatesEdit

The agency included three 9-gun salute princely states and the Dangs.[1]

Salute StatesEdit

The DangsEdit

The Dangs were a group of small states in what is now the Dang district of Gujarat State.

State Population ('000);[4] Revenue (1881, Rs.) Ruler's title. Notes
Dang Pimpri 3,6 3106 388 km²
Dang Wadhwan 0,253 147 ca. 12 km². Not to be confused with Wadhwan State whose capital was Wadhwan.
Dang Ketak Kadupada 0,218 155
Dang Amala 5,3 2885; 1891: 5300 Raja. 307 km²
Dang Chinchli 1,67; 1891: ca. 1,4 601 ca. 70 km²
Dang Pimpladevi 0,134 120 ca. 10 km²
Dang Palasbishar (= Palasvihir) 0,223 230 ca. 5 km²
Dang Auchar ca. 500 201 < 21 km²
Dang Derbhauti 4,891; 1891: ca. 5 3649 Raja. 196 km²
Dang Gadhavi (= Gadhi) 6,309 5125 Raja.
Dang Shivbara 0,346 422 ca. 12 km²
Dang Kirli (= Kirali) 0,167 512 31 km²
Dang Wasurna 6,177 2275
Dang Dhude (= Bilbari) 1,45; 1891: 1418 85 < 5 km²
Dang Surgana 14 11469
Machhali 1.1; 4745 35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Surat" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 26 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 117.
  2. ^ The Indian Year Book, Volume 11 by Bennett, Coleman & Company, 1924
  3. ^ William Lee-Warner, The Native States Of India. (1910)
  4. ^ Hunter, W. W.; Imperial Gazetteer of India; London ²1885, Vol. IV, S 115-6

Coordinates: 21°11′N 72°50′E / 21.18°N 72.83°E / 21.18; 72.83