Wadhwan

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Wadhwan
city
Wadhwan is located in Gujarat
Wadhwan
Wadhwan
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°42′N 71°41′E / 22.700°N 71.683°E / 22.700; 71.683Coordinates: 22°42′N 71°41′E / 22.700°N 71.683°E / 22.700; 71.683
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar district
Population (2011)
 • Total 75,755
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 363030
Telephone code 02752
Vehicle registration GJ-13

Wadhwan is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Wadhwan had a population of 61,739. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Wadhwan has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 63%. In Wadhwan, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. From 1489 Till 1947, the recurring Prime Ministers (Diwan) of Wadhwan State were always from the Rawal family whose descendants live there till date.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the bank of the dry riverbed of the River Bhogavo.

History[edit]

During the British Raj era, Wadhwan State was one of several princely states governed by the Jhalas. Mori Rajputs of chittor are satteled in wadhwan. It was classified as a 9-gun salute state.[2]

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