|Agency of British India|
Surat Agency within Gujarat
|5,076 km2 (1,960 sq mi)|
• Abolition of the Khandesh Agency
• Formation of the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency
The Surat Agency was one of the agencies of British India in the Bombay Presidency.
This agency was formed in the 19th century as the Khandesh Agency, after the region of Khandesh, becoming the Surat Agency in 1880. Around 1900 the Dangs were incorporated and in 1933 it was abolished and became part of the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency.
Finally in 1944, towards the end of the British Raj, the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency was merged with the Western India States Agency to form the larger Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency.
The headquarters of the Surat Agency were at Surat, where the Political Agent who reported to the Political Department office in Bombay, used to reside.
The agency included three 9-gun salute princely states and the Dangs.
The Dangs were a group of small states in what is now the Dang district of Gujarat State.
|State||Population ('000);||Revenue (1881, Rs.)||Ruler's title. Notes|
|Dang Pimpri||3,6||3106||388 km2|
|Dang Wadhwan||0,253||147||ca. 12 km2. Not to be confused with Wadhwan State whose capital was Wadhwan.|
|Dang Ketak Kadupada||0,218||155|
|Dang Amala||5,3||2885; 1891: 5300||Raja. 307 km2|
|Dang Chinchli||1,67; 1891: ca. 1,4||601||ca. 70 km2|
|Dang Pimpladevi||0,134||120||ca. 10 km2|
|Dang Palasbishar (= Palasvihir)||0,223||230||ca. 5 km2|
|Dang Auchar||ca. 500||201||< 21 km2|
|Dang Derbhauti||4,891; 1891: ca. 5||3649||Raja. 196 km2|
|Dang Gadhavi (= Gadhi)||6,309||5125||Raja.|
|Dang Shivbara||0,346||422||ca. 12 km2|
|Dang Kirli (= Kirali)||0,167||512||31 km2|
|Dang Dhude (= Bilbari)||1,45; 1891: 1418||85||< 5 km2|