Galiakot

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Galiakot
Taherabad
city
Galiakot is located in Rajasthan
Galiakot
Galiakot
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 23°32′10″N 74°00′32″E / 23.536°N 74.009°E / 23.536; 74.009Coordinates: 23°32′10″N 74°00′32″E / 23.536°N 74.009°E / 23.536; 74.009
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Dungarpur
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,636
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Galiakot is a census town in Dungarpur District of Rajasthan, India.[1] It is situated about 150 km southeast of the Rajasthan city of Udaipur and is a Muslim pilgrimage site. The town is famous for the tomb of Babjee Moula Sayeddi Fakhruddin Shaheed who lived there in the 10th century. Many Dawoodi Bohra Muslims visit the tomb each year to pay homage. Galiakot is commonly referred to by Bohras as Taherabad.

Geography[edit]

Galiakot is located at 23°32′10″N 74°00′32″E / 23.536°N 74.009°E / 23.536; 74.009. It has an average elevation of 145 metres (475 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Galiakot had a population of 6,636.[2] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Galiakot has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 44%. In Galiakot, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Census Commission of India. "Galiakot Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.