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Jogwad Village full picture
|Founded by||Kasamji Desai|
|• Total||2,500 approx|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Navsari, Chikhli, Surat|
Jogwad (Jogvad, Jogwar ) is a village in the state of Gujarat in western India. It lies near to Indian National Highway 8, about 8 kilometres and is about 260 kilometres (160 mi) from Mumbai, 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Navsari and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Saputra hill station.
The village population consists of Muslims and Hindus. Unofficial records state the population of this village is approximately 6,700. Many people from the village have emigrated and have now settled in Africa, Canada, America, Panama and United Kingdom.
Some of the facilities that can be found in the village includes a private primary school (Aisha Siddiqa School), a nursery, Post Office, telephone calling points, a doctor's surgery and dispensary. The village includes 1 Masjid, main Muslim mix Madressa, Muslim Boys Scholars Seminary (Darul Uloom Zakariya), Muslim Girls Scholars Seminary (Darul Uloom Aisha Siddiqa) and a Boys Orphanage. There is a substantial Tuesday market which attracts shoppers from surrounding villages selling clothes, electronic products, meat and vegetables.
Agriculture is the main form of occupation with sugar-cane being the most popular cash crop. There are also a substantial number of Mango Groves. Bore wells, wells and the Ambika river are the main water sources used for drinking and irrigation.
Nearby and transport
Jogvad is 0.5 km from the Ambika River and about 1 km from the Ambika Aqueduct. Nearby villages are easy to get to via local transport infrastructure. The nearest small towns are Rankuwa and Chikhli, Gujarat and The nearest big towns are Bilimora and Navsari. The nearest cities are Surat and Valsad. There are infrequent direct buses to Navsari and Chikhli. The nearest main train station is in Navsari and Bilimora. The nearest airport is Surat Airport (Domestic) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
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