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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 846 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BHOR, a native state of India, in the Poona political agency, Bombay, forming one of the Satara Jagirs; situated among the higher peaks of the Western Ghats. Its area covers 925 sq. m. The population in 1901 was 137,268, showing a decrease of 12 % in the decade; the estimated gross revenue is £21,437; the tribute, £310. The chief, whose title is pant sachiv, is a Brahman by caste. The town of BHOR is 25 M. south of Poona. In 1901 the population was 4178. The Bhor Ghat, on the northern border of the state, has always been the main pass over the Western Ghats, or means of communication between the sea-coast and the Deccan. Since 1861 it has been traversed by the main line of the Great Indian Peninsula railway.
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Bhor is situated on the banks of river Nira.It is a municipal town.The educational facilities are more than other taluka places.Raja Raghunathrao Vidyalay is one of the oldest institution in India.It is the third school in Pune district.It is historical place.The forts like Raireswar( Shivaji the great Marathe king took the oath of SWARAJAYA here)Rohideswar belongs to Bhor.TORNA ,RAJGADH are near from Bhor.Rajgadh Dnyanpeeth is the main educational institute.It is also having historical base.Many Sardars( CHIEF OF SOLDIERS ) born nearby Bhor.Khanoji Jedhe(Kari),Yesaji Kank,Bajiprabhu Deshpande(Shind) Baji Bandal(Pisaware).
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