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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 5, p. 306.


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Amloh.-A nizamat or administrative district of the Nabha State,
Punjab, lying between 30 15' and 30 42' N. and 75 57' and 76 24' E.,
with an area of 291 square miles. The population in I90o was 115,078;
compared with II3,364 in I891. It contains the town of NABHA
(population, i8,468), the capital of the State, and 228 villages. The
head-quarters are at the large village of Amloh. The land revenue and
cesses amounted in 1903-4 to 3-3 lakhs. The nizdmat lies wholly in
the great natural tract called the Pawadh, the soil of which is a rich
loam and exceedingly fertile. The tract is well wooded; but as the
spring-level is near the surface, malarial fever and other diseases are
common, an evil said to have been intensified by the irrigation from
the Sirhind Canal. It is divided into three police circles of Amloh,
Bhadson, and Nabha.
Ammapatam.-Port in the Pattukkottai taluk of Tanjore District,
Madras, situated in io' i' N. and 790 I5' E. Population (1901), 3,915.
Its trade is principally with Ceylon, and rice and live-stock are the chief
exports, the largest import being unhusked rice. Coolies for the Ceylon
tea plantations travel regularly from here twice a week.
Amod Taluka.-North-eastern tdluka of Broach District, Bombay,
lying between 21 51' and 22 3' N. and 720 41' and 73 4' E., with
an area of I76 square miles. The population in 190o was 31,911,
compared with 38,546 in i891. The density, i8I persons per square
mile, is below the District average. The taluka contains one town,
AMOD (population, 4,375), the head-quarters; and 5I villages. The land
revenue and cesses amounted in 1903-4 to 3-2 lakhs. In the neigh-
bourhood of the Dhadhar river, which forms the northern boundary,
the country is wooded. The tdluka is chiefly black cotton soil, shading
off towards the west into a grey soil too salt for cultivation. The water-
supply is deficient. Of the cultivated area, grain crops occupy a third,
and cotton a half.
Amod Town.-Head-quarters of the tdluka of the same name,
Broach District, Bombay, situated in 22 o' N. and 720 52' E., about
a mile south of the Dhadhar river, 24 miles north of Broach city, and
30 miles south-west of Baroda. Population (190I), 4,375. It is the
residence of a thdkur, who owns about 21,200 acres of land, with an
income of Rs. 72,000. Workers in iron make good edged tools, such
as knives and razors. Amod has a small trade, chiefly in cotton. A
municipality was established in I890, its average income during the
ten years ending 1901 being Rs. 6,1oo. In 1903-4 the income was
Rs. 6,046. The town contains a dispensary and three schools-two
for boys, including an English school, and one for girls, attended
by 251 and 86 pupils respectively.
Amou Darya.-River in Central Asia. See Oxus.
Amrabad.--Taluk in Mahbubnagar District, Hyderabad State, with



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