Wankaner State
વાંકાનેર રિયાસત
Princely State
1807–15 August 1947
Flag of Wankaner
Flag
Coat of arms of Wankaner
Coat of arms
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Location of Wankaner State in Saurashtra
CapitalWankaner
Area 
• 1931
1,075 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population 
• 1931
44,259
History
History 
• Established
1807
• British seizuranity ended
15 August 1947
Succeeded by
India
Wankaner Palace, built by Maharaja Amarsinhji in the 20th century.
Wankaner Palace, built by Maharaja Amarsinhji in the 20th century.

Wankaner State was one of the princely states of India in the historical Halar region of Kathiawar during the period of the British Raj. It was an eleven gun salute state belonging to the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[1] Its capital was in Wankaner, located in Rajkot district, Gujarat state. Most of the territory of the state was mountainous.

History

Wankaner State was founded in 1620 by Raj Sartanji, son of Prathirajji, eldest son of maharana Raj Chandrasinghji of a rajput ruler of Halvad (1584–1628).[citation needed]

In 1807 Wankaner State became a British protectorate when Maharana Raj Sahib Chandrasinhji II Kesarisinhji signed a treaty with the British. In 1862 the ruler of the state received a sanad giving the monarch authorization to adopt an heir. The ruler acceded to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[citation needed]

Rulers

The rulers of Wankaner were titled 'Maharana Raj Sahib'.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wankaner Princely State (11 gun salute)
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ "Indian states before 1947 K-W". www.rulers.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

Coordinates: 22°37′N 70°56′E / 22.62°N 70.93°E / 22.62; 70.93