Guj: ધ્રાંગધ્રા dhrāṅgadhrā

‘City Land’  -Town, Gujarat

From Skt: draṅga, ‘city’, ‘town’ ; and Skt: dhara, ‘earth’, ‘land’.

A city with ancient origins (it was originally a border town between Harappan settlements to the north and Kutch further west), it became a princely state under the British Raj.

Other suggestions hint at ‘solid/stony’ ground or a ‘frontier’ post. But the evidence is lacking see also Dhrang (Guj)

 India’s first soda ash factory was founded here in 1925 and is now the Dhrangadhra Chemical Works, the area’s largest employer.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Gujarat place names.


DHG/Dhrangadhra Junction     indiarailinfo