Lathi, Gujarat

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Lathi is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°27′N 71°23′E / 21.45°N 71.38°E / 21.45; 71.38Coordinates: 21°27′N 71°23′E / 21.45°N 71.38°E / 21.45; 71.38
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,173
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Lathi is a city and a municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat.


Lathi is located at 21°43′N 71°23′E / 21.72°N 71.38°E / 21.72; 71.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 141 metres (462 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Lathi had a population of 20,964. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Lathi has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 55%. In Lathi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History of Lathi State Rulers[edit]

One of the last princely rulers of Lathi was Surjeetsinghji Taktasinghji Gohil, who was a well-known poet and wrote in the native language Gujarati. He used the name 'Kalapi' in his writings. His work 'Kalapi no Kekarov' in Gujarati is available today which contains most of his poetry. He was educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot.

Other luminaries from Lathi are Air Marshal Janak Kumar of Lathi and IGP Pravinsinhji of Lathi, the late Thakursaheb of Lathi, Bhupendrasinhji, etc