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AKALKOT

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 454 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AKALKOT, a native state of India, in the Deccan division of Bombay, ranking as one of the Satara Jagirs, situated between the British district of Sholapur and the nizam's dominions. It forms part of the Deccan table-land, and has a cool and agree-able climate. Area 498 sq. m.; pop. (1901) 82,047, showing an increase of 8 % in the decade. Estimated revenue, £26,586; the tribute is £1000. The chief, who is a Mahratta of the Bhonsla family, resides at Poona on a pension, while the state is under British management. The town of Akalkot is situated near the Great Indian Peninsula railway, which traverses the state. Pop. 8348.
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