Bardoli

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Bardoli
PARIS OF GUJARAT
City
Nickname(s): BUTTER CITY
Bardoli is located in Gujarat
Bardoli
Bardoli
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°07′E / 21.12°N 73.12°E / 21.12; 73.12Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°07′E / 21.12°N 73.12°E / 21.12; 73.12
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surat
Area
 • Total 46 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,75,963
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 394601/02
Telephone code 02622
Vehicle registration GJ-19
Sex ratio 1000:1000 /
Website www.bardolinagarpalika.org

Bardoli is a city and a municipality in Surat Metropolitan Region in the state of Gujarat, India. Bardoli is the east most end of the Metropolis of Surat. Bardoli is one of the primary Satellite Towns of Surat Metropolitan Region.


Geography[edit]

Bardoli is located at 21°07′N 73°07′E / 21.12°N 73.12°E / 21.12; 73.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 22 metres (72 feet).


Bardoli is also the center for most of the talukas or counties in South Gujarat. Due to its central location for many Talukas it is a major economic centre of Surat Metropolis. Distances from some major counties:

  • Bardoli-Surat 35 km
  • Bardoli- Buhari 29 km
  • Bardoli-Vyara 35 km
  • Bardoli-Navsari 37 km
  • Bardoli-Mandvi 30 km
  • Bardoli-Ahwa 100 km
  • Bardoli-Palsana 17 km
  • Bardoli-Mahuva 11 km
  • Bardoli-Kadodra 12 km
  • Bardoli-Saputara 120 km
  • Bardoli-ambaji 401 km
  • Bardoli-Lunawada 230 km
  • Bardoli- Nizar 140 km

Hazira-Bardoli Expressway[edit]

Bardoli is located only 35 km from Surat and the connection is smooth but due to heavy traffic congestion it takes more than an hour to reach Bardoli from Surat. The new Hazira-Bardoli Expressway is under construction which will reduce the commuting time by current 1 hour 15 minutes to just 30 minutes after the completion.

Bardoli Satyagrah[edit]

The Bardoli Satyagraha movement was started in January 1926 after the land revenue in Bardoli taluqa was increased by 30 per cent. In February 1926, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was called to lead the movement. All the details of the Satyagrah with photos are now conserved in the "Sardar Patel Museum". This place is middle of Bardoli town on station road.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Bardoli had a population of 51,963. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bardoli has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Bardoli, long ago nothing but a very small village, is popular due to the establishment of "Bardoli Sugar Factory". It is presently, the largest sugar factory in Asia. It also has largest number of used car dealers in Gujarat. This is because the Bardoli region is home to a large number of Non-Resident Indians, who visit Bardoli once a year in December, buy a car and later on sell it when they leave. It is one of the most favorable place for food lovers. People have options like Jalaram Khichdi, Jalaram Khaman, Gangor, Chatkazz, Avadh, Red Chillies, U.S Pizza etc . It also houses various quality jewelry showrooms like Akshar Jewellers, Khodiyar Jewellers, Bhavani Jewellers, The Gold Mark, Sadguru Jewelers, Umrakhwala Diamond Jeweler etc. Today the face of Bardoli has totally changed and it is flying towards road of development. Economy gains a boost in months of oct-jan as huge number of NRIs visit their hometown.

References[edit]

Surat Metropolitan Region