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PHALTAN, a native state of India, in the central division of Bombay, ranking as one of the Satara jagirs. Area, 397 sq. m.; pop. (1901), 45,739, showing a decrease of 31% in the decade. The estimated revenue is 13,000, and the tribute 640. The chief, whose title is nimbalkar, is a Mahratta, tracing his descent to a grantee from a Delhi emperor in the 14th century. The town of Phaltan is 37 m. north-east of Satara; pop. (1901), 9512.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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