Jafrabad

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Jafrabad
જાફરાબાદ
city
Jafrabad is located in Gujarat
Jafrabad
Jafrabad
Jafrabad is located in India
Jafrabad
Jafrabad
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 20°52′00″N 71°22′00″E / 20.8667°N 71.3667°E / 20.8667; 71.3667Coordinates: 20°52′00″N 71°22′00″E / 20.8667°N 71.3667°E / 20.8667; 71.3667
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,081
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Jafrabad is a city and a nagarpalika in Amreli District in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Jafrabad had a population of 27,167 of which 13,737 were males and 13,430 were females. Jafrabad has an average literacy rate of 67.10%, lower than the state average of 78.03%: male literacy is 77.42% and female literacy is 56.58%. In Jafrabad, 12.42% of the population is under six years of age.

History[edit]

During the British Raj era, Jafarabad State was a princely state governed by a dynasty of Siddis. It was united with Janjira State by treaty since 1759.[2]

Places to visit[edit]

There is a 1,100-year-old Sukhnath temple here located in Bawaseri near the Brahma Samaj Vadi.

There is 1200-year-old Varahasvarup Temple located in Varahsvarup, 7 km easterly to Jafrabad town, close to sea shore.

Sarkeshwar beach[3] in Vadhara village is situated on the south-western part of Jafrabad town at a distance of approximately 10 km. It is situated near the southern tip of Saurashtra region, near Amreli-Junagadh border. This region is close to the border of Indian Union territory, Diu. This Beach is a virgin beach made up of golden sand. This is a calm beach with rich quality of sand. The color of water is turquoise. The water in this beach is shallow for some distance inside the sea with very mild currents which is very conductive for water related sports activities. The beach gives a very attractive backdrop of the beautiful sea. Sarkeshwar Mahadev temple is located close to the beach. The nearest railway station to the beach is at Delwada which is approximately 45 km from this beach. Sarkeshwar beach can be included in the list of tourist destinations both Saurashtra and also in Union Territory Diu.

Economy[edit]

Salt pans at Jafrabad
Ultra Tech Cement plant at Jafrabad

Jafrabad is a coastal town. Majority of population rely on fishing. Some people work in salt pans located on the coast.

Naramada Cement Works (a subsidiary of UltraTech Cement) is located nearby which provides employment to local population.

Education[edit]

Ultra Tech Secondary and Higher Secondary School, is an English medium school operated by Ultra Tech Cement provide education to local population.

A Small Locality in the Capital, New Delhi[edit]

There is also a small locality in the Capital New Delhi, with the same name. It is a very old village of Delhi. A branch of Yamuna river used to flow passing this area in past.

There are total of nine Mosques in the area and it is mostly a Muslim dominated area. People are very helpful and live with peacefully.

Jafrabad has a population of approximately 1 Lakhs people.

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