Surat Agency

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This article has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Surat Agency

A small group of Native States in Bombay, under the superintendence of the Political Agent, Surat, with an area of 1,960 square miles, consisting of the SidT (Musalman) principality of Sachin, which comprises a number of isolated tracts within the British District of Surat ; the estates of the Rajas of Bansda and Dharampur, situated in the hilly tracts between the Districts of Khandesh, Nasik, Thana, and Surat ; and a tract known as the Dangs recently added to the Agency. Population (1901), 179,975. The Agency contains 2 towns and 644 villages. Hindus number 173,613 and Muhammadans 5,537. The aggregate revenue of the States in 1903-4 was about 25/2 lakhs.

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