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RAJPIPLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 865 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RAJPIPLA, a native state of India, in the Rewa Kantha agency, Bombay, occupying a hilly tract between the rivers Neibudda and Tapti; area, 1517 sq. m. Pop. (1901) M7,175, showing a decrease of 32% in the decade, due to the results of famine; estimated revenue, £6o,000; tribute (to the Gaekwar of Baroda), £3000. The chief, whose title is maharana, is a Gohel Rajput, of the same family as the thakor saheb of Bhaunagar. A light railway, constructed at the cost of the state, connects Nandod with Anklesvar in Broach district. The old fort of Rajpipla, in the hills, is now deserted. The modern capital is Nandod, situated on the river Karjan, 32 M. from Surat. Pop. (1901) 11,236.
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