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.