Ranpur

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Ranpur
town
Ranpur is located in Gujarat
Ranpur
Ranpur
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°22′31″N 71°41′23″E / 22.375160°N 71.689810°E / 22.375160; 71.689810Coordinates: 22°22′31″N 71°41′23″E / 22.375160°N 71.689810°E / 22.375160; 71.689810
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Botad district
Population
 • Total 30,000 approximately
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382245
Nearest city Dhandhuka, Limbdi, Surendranagar
Literacy 45%%

Ranpur is a town located on the bank of the river Bhadar. Ranpur is 133 km from Ahmedabad, India. It has a population of around 25000,[1] including both Muslims and Hindus.

History[edit]

Ranpur was an Indian Princely State during the British Raj in India. It was built by the Gohil Emperor Ranji Gohil and was ruled by the Parmar clan of Rajputs and by King Halaji Parmar, a Muslim king, who separated from the Muli Princely State in Surendranagar district and converted his religion from Hindu to Muslim.[2]

Major sources of income in the village include engineering industries, diamond polishing and farming. Bearing industries are also historically associated with Ranpur. Currently, Texspin and RMP Bearings are the leading firms of the village. These are among the leading ball bearing and York Manufacturing Companies in India[clarification needed]. Now Ranpur has become a Taluka of Ahmedabad dist.

There is one Polytechnique, N.M. Gopani, which has more than 2,000 diploma students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranpur Information". Towns of the World. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Virbhadra Singhji, The Rajputs of Saurashtra, Bombay, Popular Prakashan (1994), p. 44. ISBN 81-7154-546-7