Vyara

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Vyara
વ્યારા
city
Vyara is located in Gujarat
Vyara
Vyara
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12°N 73.4°E / 21.12; 73.4Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12°N 73.4°E / 21.12; 73.4
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Tapi
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 39,789
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Vyara is a town and the district headquarters of the Tapi district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Geography[edit]

Vyara is located at 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12°N 73.4°E / 21.12; 73.4.[2] It has an average elevation of 69 metres (226 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Vyara had a population of 36,213. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Vyara has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 69%. In Vyara, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

Vyara town was ruled by Gaekwads of the Princely State of Baroda during 1721 until 1949 when it joined the Indian union, the region also lied under Princely State of Bansda during its reign in 1781 and was acceded to India on 10 June 1948. Vyara is also the birthplace of Amarsingh Chaudhry (died 2003), the ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat State.

Tapi District consists of the five Talukas of Songadh, Valod, Vyara, Ucchal, Nizar[disambiguation needed].

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