RATNAGIRI , a
See also:town and
See also:district of
See also:British India, in the
See also:southern division of Bombay . The town is on the seacoast, 136 m . S. of Bombay . Pop . (1901) 16,094 . A leading
See also:industry is the sardine
See also:fishery, which usually takes place in
See also:January and
See also:February, and engages fleets of canoes . The DISTRICT OF RATNAGIRI has an
See also:area of 3998 sq. m . It forms a
See also:strip between the western Ghats and the
See also:sea, and its general character is rugged; nearly all the fertile
See also:land lies on the
See also:banks of the streams which intersect the
See also:country . The
See also:coast, about 150 M. in length, is almost uniformly rocky and dangerous . At intervals of about to m. a
See also:river or
See also:bay opens, sufficiently large to
See also:form a secure
See also:harbour for native craft, and the promontories at the river mouths are almost invariably crowned with the ruins of an old fort . The
See also:rivers and creeks are generally navigable for about 20 m., and afford facilities for a
See also:trade . At the beginning of British
See also:rule there were no roads, and
See also:traffic was confined to places where there was
See also:carriage; but a network of roads has been made, opening communication by
See also:hill passes with the Deccan .
See also:part of the dominions of the peshwa, and was annexed by the British
See also:government in 1818 on the overthrow of Baji Rao . In 1901 the population was 1,167,927, showing an increase of 6% in the
See also:decade . Ratnagiri is the home of the influential class of Chitpavan Brahmans . It also supplies factory hands to Bombay and sepoys to the native army .
RATLAM (or RATLAM)
RATNAPURA (i.e. " The City of Gems ")
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