Gariadhar

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Gariadhar
city
Gariadhar is located in Gujarat
Gariadhar
Gariadhar
Location in Gujarat, India
Gariadhar is located in India
Gariadhar
Gariadhar
Gariadhar (India)
Coordinates: 21°32′N 71°35′E / 21.53°N 71.58°E / 21.53; 71.58Coordinates: 21°32′N 71°35′E / 21.53°N 71.58°E / 21.53; 71.58
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictBhavnagar
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total30,520
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ
Websitegujaratindia.com

Gariadhar is a city and a municipality in Bhavnagar district in the state of Gujarat, India.

Geography[edit]

Gariadhar is located at 21°32′N 71°35′E / 21.53°N 71.58°E / 21.53; 71.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 83 metres (272 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Gariadhar had a population of 30,520. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gariadhar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 56%. In Gariadhar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Its food gathiya and kali કળી is a very famous product in Gujarat.

People from Gariadhar[edit]

Gariadhar is famous for being the home town the saint Valamram,[3] disciple of Bhoja Bhagat, whose ashram and samadhi is located here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gariadhar
  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.
  3. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Amreli. Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. 1972. p. 122.