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Langhnaj is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Langhnaj is located in India
Langhnaj (India)
Coordinates: 23°27′0″N 72°29′0″E / 23.45000°N 72.48333°E / 23.45000; 72.48333Coordinates: 23°27′0″N 72°29′0″E / 23.45000°N 72.48333°E / 23.45000; 72.48333
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Mehsana
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,363
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382730
Vehicle registration GJ-2

Lānghnaj is a village in Mehsana district in the state of Gujarat, India.[1] Lānghnaj is situated about 15 km to the north of Nardipur.


As of 2001 India census, Lānghnaj had a population of 9363: 4909 males and 4454 females.[1]


Prehistoric significance[edit]

Bones of wild animals dating back to the Mesolithic period (2550-2185 BCE) have been excavated from sites in Lānghnaj. These include a canid (probably wolf), mongoose, rhinoceros, wild boar, chital, hog deer, swamp deer, nilgai and blackbuck. The presence of wild cattle has also been suggested. The animals bones at Lānghnaj suggest that the area was covered by a combination of savannah and forest with interspersed wetlands.[2] Seven human skeletons and large number of microliths were also recovered.[3]

Initial excavation and investigation at Lānghnaj was in 1944-63 and was conducted at Andhario Timbo or Ravalian no Timbo by Department of Environmental Archeology, University of London and Deccan college Post graduate & Research Institute of Pune.[4][3]


The village is also located within the Cambay rift Basin, a petroleum-rich, narrow, elongated rift graben, extending from Surat in the south to Sanchor in the north.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and early Medieval India: From Stone Age to the 12th Century. Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt.Ltd. p. 85. ISBN 978-81-317-1120-0. 
  3. ^ a b Malik, S. C. (1966). "The Late Stone Age Industries from Excavated Sites in Gujarat, India". Artibus Asiae. JSTOR. 28 (2/3): 162. doi:10.2307/3249352. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Excavation At langhnaj 1944-63, part 1 and 2 Juliet clutton - Brock, University of London
  5. ^ DGH, Government of India (2010). "Directorate General of Hydrocarbons: Cambay Basin".