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WANKANER (Princely State)(11 gun salute)

LOCATION: Saurashtra AREA: 1,080.03 kmē VILLAGES: 102 POPULATION: 44,280 (1941)RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 7,50,000 DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Jhala SEAT: Ranjit Vilas Palace ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
AGENCY: Kathiawar Agency 1822/1924 then Western India States Agency 1924/1944 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 180,000


HH Maharana Raj Saheb Dr. Digvijaysinhji PRESENT RULER: HH Maharana Raj Saheb Dr. DIGVIJAYSINHJI, Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner since 22nd May 2007. (Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner - 363621, Gujarat, India)
born 20th August 1932 (#3 p.325), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1949); married 1stly (div.), Maharajkumari Pratap Kumari [HH Pratap Kumari of Alwar], daughter of HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singhji Dev Bahadur of Alwar, and his wife, HH Maharani Chand Kumari, married 2ndly, 1982, HH Maharani Vibha Devi, born 1948, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1605 by a grandson of Raj Chandrasinhji, the ruler of Dhrangadhra. Rulers were... The help of Arjun Rammohan is gratefully acknowledged, March 2005, March 2010.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; by Sir Roper Lethbridge, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.577
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.