|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Origin of name
According to the tradition, the city is named after Radhan Khan, a descendant of Fateh Khan Baloch. Fateh Khan Baloch received a freedom from the Gujarat Sultan Ahmad Shah III, which included the territory of the later day city of Radhanpur.
The State of Radhanpur was established in 1693 by the founder of the Babi dynasty, Khan Jahan (Jawan Mard Khan I), son of Jafar Khan, the Nawab of Junagadh. Later, Radhanpur city became the capital of the princely state of Radhanpur under Palanpur Agency of Bombay Presidency. It was a walled town, known for its export trade in rapeseed, grain and cotton.
Radhanpur came under British control in 1813. Even so, the Nawabs minted their own coins until 1900, when the state adopted the Indian currency; a particularly forward-looking Nawab briefly introduced decimalization, with 100 fulus equaling one rupee. Still, India did not decimalize its currency until 1957. 1960 part of Gujarat state
Radhanpur is located at  It has an average elevation of 27 metres (88 feet)..
As of 2008[update] India census, Radhanpur had a population of 50001. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Radhanpur has an average literacy rate of 80%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 60%. In Radhanpur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- W.W. Hunter, ed. (1908). The Imperial Gazetter of India XXI. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 23.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 785.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Radhanpur
- "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.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Radhanpur". Encyclopædia Britannica 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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