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Kathiawar

(kä`tēəwär'), peninsula, c.25,000 sq mi (64,750 sq km), W India, between the Gulf of Kachchh and the Gulf of Khambat. Almost all of Kathiawar is included in Gujarat state; a small area, Diu, is part of the union territory of Daman and DiuDaman and Diu
, union territory (2001 provisional pop. 158,059), 50 sq mi (130 sq km), W India, on the Arabian Sea, composed of two former Portuguese colonies seized by India in 1961.
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. The region, mostly level, produces much cotton and has stone quarries and cement and chemical industries. Agriculture is also important, the major crops being cotton, wheat, and millet. Bhavnagar is the chief port. Under British rule the region contained numerous princely states.

Kathiawar

a large peninsula of W India, in Gujarat between the Gulf of Kutch and the Gulf of Cambay. Area: about 60 690 sq. km (23 430 sq. miles)
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Mehta hosted other political events, such as the 'Fourth Kathiawar Political Conference for the States', which was held on the grounds of the Mehta's Maharana Mills in Gujarat.
Boka and Persian wheel were also in use.34 Under Scythians (70 B.C - 46 A.D) wheel was used in some of the areas in the winter season for lifting of water and bilge pump was in the use.35 During Brahaman period there came a change in course of River Indus and Kathia tribe of Sindh migrated to Kutch and established Kathiawar. Irrigation system was destroyed and that situation continued between 700-900 AD.36 Before the coming of the Arabs, Sindh faced two changes.
living in Paneli Village of Gondal state of Kathiawar region.
The GNPS lies around 40 km away from the coast in the Kathiawar or Saurashtra peninsula of Gujarat state.
(17) In western India, baobab clusters mainly occur in Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsula and southern coastal towns of Gujarat; in Mumbai and further south along the Konkan coast to its south, extending into Goa and northern Karnataka.
A seaside town, it is has gained the epithet of the 'Jewel of Kathiawar' because of its palaces, temples, islands and beaches, towering hills in the background, lush forests, and a fascinating Marine National Park.
The native tract of the breed is Gir hills and forests of Kathiawar including Junagadh, Gir-Somnath, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar and Amreli districts of Gujarat.
At this I informed the rulers and their representatives of the policies of the future governments of both India and Pakistan, which I had worked out with them, with regard to the formation of Instruments of Accession and Standstill Agreements by and with states." Junagadh was the largest state in Kathiawar with a population of 700,000 ( 82 per cent Hindu), seaboard with an area of about 3500 sq miles.
General Gracy and General 'Auk's action becomes more questionable when in a similar situation, General Lockhart, C-in- C of the Indian Army, along with the chiefs of Air and Naval services were swayed by Mountbatten to review their view on the projected military operation in Kathiawar which was meant to coerce the Maharaja of Junagardh - a predominantly Hindu state who had acceded to Pakistan.
For example, when Xuanzang was on his way to the Kathiawar Peninsular (Gujarat), he found more traders than farmers, suggesting that petty traders or diasporic traders as a major means of living at the time in that region.
5 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 at Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency in Gujrat stat of India.
He mentioned in his account that the Indian settlers in Aden were primarily from Kathiawar and were engaged in businesses.