Kharaghoda

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Kharaghoda
city
Kharaghoda is located in Gujarat
Kharaghoda
Kharaghoda
Location in Gujarat, India
Kharaghoda is located in India
Kharaghoda
Kharaghoda
Kharaghoda (India)
Coordinates: 23°12′00″N 71°43′38″E / 23.20008°N 71.72709°E / 23.20008; 71.72709Coordinates: 23°12′00″N 71°43′38″E / 23.20008°N 71.72709°E / 23.20008; 71.72709
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictSurendranagar
Population
(2001)
 • Total10,927
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ
Websitegujaratindia.com

Kharaghoda is a census town in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Under the Bombay Presidency of British Raj, Kharaghoda was a part of the then Ahmedabad district, and had the terminus of a branch railway line.[1] A government salt factory was established here under the brand name of "Bharat Salt". you asked Hindustan Salts Limited, the only public sector company in India engaged in the manufacture and sale of salt, has salt plants in Karaghoda. Recent studies have uncovered that the bitterns produced in Kharaghoda are rich in bromides and can become a source for bromine.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kharaghoda had a population of 10,927. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kharaghoda has an average literacy rate of 41%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 52%, and female literacy is 29%. In Kharaghoda, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The main business of the Kharaghoda is salt production. During the BritiSh Raj the well water was used to produce salts. The salt such produced is called as Varagadum(વરાગડું)[3]

There is one hospital also, operated by HSL only (company). There is a very good old library, started by the British, and it has lots of books still.

Kharaghoda is located at the end of Little Rann of Kutch. Recently Rann mahotsav was held, for the first time, there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kharaghoda" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 771.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ Patel, Vallabhbahi Lallubhai (31 March 1925). ગુજરાત પ્રાંત (Gujarat Prant) (PDF). Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Oriental Book Depot. p. 33.