Halol

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Halol
city
Halol is located in Gujarat
Halol
Halol
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°30′N 73°28′E / 22.5°N 73.47°E / 22.5; 73.47Coordinates: 22°30′N 73°28′E / 22.5°N 73.47°E / 22.5; 73.47
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Panchmahal
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 499 m (1,637 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 41,108
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Halol is a city and a municipality (tehsil) in Panchmahal district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Located in western India, it has an average elevation of 499 metres (1637 feet).

Demography[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Halol city had a population of 41,108.[1] Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Halol had an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 76%, and female literacy was 66%. In Halol, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age. As per number of registered members for voting in 2012 the population can be nearly 2 lacs or more.

Geography[edit]

Situated at Latitude = 22° 30′ 0″ N (22.5) and Longitude = 73° 28′ 0″ E (73.46667) There is a large body of water which was built in 1938 to provide Halol with a dependable water supply. Halol is situated as a center point from approximate distance of 40 km from Bodeli, Vadodara and Godhra. Halol is also nearby to tourist spot pavagadh at 5km distance.

Industry[edit]

Halol and the nearby city of Kalol are known as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Many large companies are located here including Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, HNG Float Glass, General Motors India Private Limited, TI Metal Forming (Unit of Tube Investments of India Ltd.) Murugappa group, Mekaster Engineering Ltd, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.(MI-Division), Integra Hindustan Control Ltd, SETCO Automotive, CEAT Tyres, Raychem RPG, GUNNEBO, Panchmahal Steel, Ambe International, EBENEZER CAST, Grandtech Engineering works, Yadav Engineering works, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt Ltd, Windar Renewable Energy, Siemens, Spire Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Tyco Valves and Control (I) Pvt. Ltd, Saint Gobain, Grindwell Norton and Jalaram Engineering.Aqua chill systems India Pvt Ltd And Worlds largest manufacturing company of TOTO India industries pvt limited.

Schools and colleges[edit]

In the city of Halol there are various Gujarati, English and Hindi medium schools. They include MGM English medium School Halol, VM English/Gujarati Medium school Halol, M S High School(Gujarati Medium) Halol, Saraswati Vidya Mandir (Gujarati / English Medium) Halol, Kalrav English/Gujarati School Halol, Veer New Look Central School Halol (CBSE), M&V Commerce and Arts College Halol and Nutan Kedavni trust School (Gujarati Med.).

Banks[edit]

Almost all the nationalised banks as well as top private banks are available in the town. Among them, State Bank of India stands out apart with an excellent ambiance for the customers. They are also the clearing house for all the banks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.