Chikhli, Gujarat

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Chikhli
city
Chikhli is located in Gujarat
Chikhli
Chikhli
Chikhli is located in India
Chikhli
Chikhli
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07Coordinates: 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Navsari
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 396521
Telephone code 02634
Vehicle registration GJ-21
Website gujaratindia.com

Chikhli is a Village in Navsari district in the state of Gujarat, India. Chikhli comes under the purview of Surat Metropolitan Region.

Geography[edit]

Chikhli is located at 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 ft).

Chikhli is the smallest city in the region of South Gujarat. About 25 km north from the city of Valsad city and about 10 km east from the city and rail junction of Bilimora, Chikhli is on the Indian National Highway 8, from where state highways reaching Ahwa via Waghai and Vansda, and to the hill station of Saputara bifurcate.

Nearest railway station is Chikhli Road railway station on the Bilimora - Waghai narrow gauge line. Approx. 6 km from Chikhli.

It has a small river i.e. Kaveri & it is going to be a good market place for nearer villages.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Chikhli had a population of 6953. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chikhli has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 76%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Popular Places[edit]

Mallikarjun Temple, An old temple of lord Shiva is situated on bank of a seasonal lake in a village Majigam (1/2 km from Chikhli). This site is famous for a shooting of a legendary film Mother India starring Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar and Nargis which was also nominated for oscars as one of the first Indian movie of Bollywood. It is also famous for Jalaram na Khaman [Sponge cake]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chikhli
  2. ^ "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.