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Tehri Garhwal - Indian Princely State

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[Tehri Garhwal] image by Jorge Candeias

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Haynes' Indian Princely States doesn't include the usual geographical data, but does include a flag: a very long white over green horizontal bicolour.
Jorge Candeias, 5 May 2002

On, Teri Garhwal is listed as an 11 gun salute state, area: 11,655 km2, located in Uttar Pradesh.
Jarig Bakker, 5 May 2002

From Filcher (1984):

Princely States of Punjab, United Provinces Agency, present-day Uttar Pradesh

11 gun salute
Area: 11, 655 sq. km
Acceded to the Union of India on Aug.1, 1949
Predecessor state founded in 823 AD and lasted till 1804, when the Gurkhas invaded the area, remaining in control until 1815. The last Raja of Garhwal was the father of the first Raja of Tehri Garhwal.
The flag of the Maharajah's of Tehri Garhwal was a horizontal white over green bicolor. The colors represent the snow of the Himalaya and the forests of the State (the green color was also used for the uniforms of the regiments of the state, the "Rifle Regiment of Garhwal", the "Kurmon Gurkhas", etc...). In the center of this flag the crest of the coat of arms is placed in or, which represents an eagle with expanded wings. An identical flag without the crest was in use by all the population of the Principality of Tehri Garhwal.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 10 January 2003

[Tehri Garhwal] image by Chrystian Kretowicz