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Prior to independence, this region was known as Gohilwad. It was the legent amongst all the other states of the entire region. Maharaja Bhavsinghji founded state of Bhavnagar near Vadava village in 1743 on the third of Vaishakh.
The small princely states such viz Palitana, Vallabhipur and a few others are a part of the Bhavnagar district of the present day. Upon the behest of Shree Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, when the princely states were asked to get merged into the Union of  India, the great king of Bhavnagar state, Shree Krishna Kamalsinghji, was the first king to handover his kingdom to the Union of India.