Kharaghoda

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Kharaghoda
city
Kharaghoda is located in Gujarat
Kharaghoda
Kharaghoda
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°12′00″N 71°43′38″E / 23.20008°N 71.72709°E / 23.20008; 71.72709Coordinates: 23°12′00″N 71°43′38″E / 23.20008°N 71.72709°E / 23.20008; 71.72709
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,927
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kharaghoda is a census town in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Under the Bombay Presidency of British Raj, Kharaghoda was a part of the then Ahmedabad district, and had the terminus of a branch railway line. A government salt factory was established here under the brand name of "Bharat Salt".

Hindustan Salts Limited, the only public sector company in India engaged in the manufacture and sale of salt, has salt plants in Karaghoda. Recent studies have uncovered that the bitterns produced in Kharaghoda are rich in bromides and can become a source for bromine.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kharaghoda had a population of 10,927. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kharaghoda has an average literacy rate of 41%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 52%, and female literacy is 29%. In Kharaghoda, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The main business of the Kharaghoda is salt production.

There is one hospital also, operated by HSL only (company). There is a very good old library, started by the British, and it has lots of books still.

Kharaghoda is located at the end of Little Rann of Kutch. Recently Rann mahotsav was held, for the first time, there. Kharaghoda is one of the main hubs for the salt industry. A huge amount of salt is produced at Kharaghoda. The most of the salt businessmen live in Patdi 8 km away from Kharaghoda.

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.