|Elevation||179 m (587 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
- For the hill, see Govardhan hill
Govardhan is located at  It has an average elevation of 179 metres (587 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, Govardhan had a population of 18,512. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Govardhan has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Govardhan, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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Govardhan famous for Holy Goverdhan Hill.There are many temples in this town namely Haridev Mandir, Daan-Ghati Mandir and Mukharbind. . The town is also famous for its 21 kilometre long Parikrama of the a very old hill called Govardhan. The parikrama procession is held in very high religious belief. Its said that Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from wrath of the god of rains Indra.
The town also houses Manasi-Ganga, a close-ended lake. This is another place for the devotees visiting this town. On the banks of this lake, there are quite a few temples, one side of the lake shore now houses a regular marketplace. Being close-ended, pollution is rampant in the lake.
One of the most important day in Goverdhan is Guru Poornima (Also called "Mudia Poono"). On this day, Millions of devotees come to Govardhan for parikrama.
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- "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.
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