Bagasara

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Bagasara
બગસરા
Bagasara is located in Gujarat
Bagasara
Bagasara
Bagasara is located in India
Bagasara
Bagasara
Location in Amreli, Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°29′00″N 70°57′00″E / 21.483333°N 70.95°E / 21.483333; 70.95Coordinates: 21°29′00″N 70°57′00″E / 21.483333°N 70.95°E / 21.483333; 70.95
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,789
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Bagasara is a municipality in Bagasara Taluka of Amreli district, Gujarat, India. The town is situated on the northern bank of the Satladi river.[1][2]

History[edit]

Bagasara was conquered in about 1525 by Vala Mancha Bhaiya of Devgam Devli. Vala Mancha was succeeded by his son Bhaiya, from whom the Bagasara Kathis are called Bhaiyani. During British period, the town belonged to the Vala Kathis and is the seat of Kathiawar Agency thana.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bagasara had a population of 31,789. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Bagasara has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Bagasara is known for its imitation gold plated jewellery and Ari Bharat embroidery clothes. Square sheets chophaal, and women's scarves sadla, of native manufacture, are made here. There is a market for Gir timber.[1]

Schools[edit]

There is a school founded by independence activist Lalchand Vora in 1931. In 2016 New Science Private School Started That Sawstik public school. The many popular school named Rashtriya Shayar Shree Zaverchand Meghani High School, it has Science, Commerce and Arts faculty.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Bhutnath Mahadev Temple
  • Munjiyasar Dam
  • Swaminarayan Mandir.
  • Bal Krishna Haveli.
  • Bageshwar Temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 373. 
  2. ^ Bagasara Taluka
  3. ^ "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. 

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar. VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 372.