Bhanvad

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Not to be confused with Bantva.
Bhanvad
city
Bhanvad is located in Gujarat
Bhanvad
Bhanvad
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°56′N 69°47′E / 21.93°N 69.78°E / 21.93; 69.78Coordinates: 21°56′N 69°47′E / 21.93°N 69.78°E / 21.93; 69.78
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Devbhoomi Dwarka district
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,709
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 360 510
Lok Sabha constituency Jamnagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khambhalia

Bhanvad is a city and a municipality in Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat, India.

Geography[edit]

Bhanvad is located at 21°56′N 69°47′E / 21.93°N 69.78°E / 21.93; 69.78.[1] It has an average elevation of 57 metres (187 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Bhanvad had a population of 19,709. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhanvad has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 76% and female literacy of 60%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

Bhanvad is named after Jethwa ruler Rana Bhanji, who founded this place, when the Ghumli was sacked in 1313 AD. Ghumli which was once the capital of Jethwa dynasty and at present is an archeological site of interest is located some 40 km from Bhanvad.

Education[edit]

Bhanvad has one ITI and several private and government schools and one arts and commerce college.

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