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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 883 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MORVI, a native state of India, in Kathiawar, within the Gujarat division of Bombay. Area, 822 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 87,496, showing a decrease of 17% in the decade, due to famine; estimated revenue, £48,000; tribute, £4000. The chief, whose title is Thakur sahib, is a Jadeja rajput, of the same clan as the rao of Cutch. The chief products are cotton and grain. The town of Morvi is situated on the river Machhu, 22 M. from the sea and 35 from Rajkot; pop. (1901) 17,820.
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