[This chapter is contributed by Mr. G. W: Vidal, C.S, partly from materials supplied by Mr. A. K. Nairne, C.S., Mr. J. H. Todd, C.S., and Mr. C. B. Winchester, U.S.]

THE district of Ratnagiri lying between 1540' and 18 5' north latitude, and 73 5' and 73 55' east longitude, has an area of 3789 square miles, a population of 1,019,136 souls, and a land revenue of 101,342 (Rs. 10,13,420). [The population figures are those of the 1872 census., the revenue is that recovered during the year ending 31st July 1879,]