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Limbdi is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°34′22″N 71°48′41″E / 22.57278°N 71.81139°E / 22.57278; 71.81139Coordinates: 22°34′22″N 71°48′41″E / 22.57278°N 71.81139°E / 22.57278; 71.81139
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 42,769
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 363421

Limbdi is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.[1] With the construction of a majestic BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple in May 2010, Limbdi has become one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of Vaishnavaits world over.[2]


Main article: Limbdi State

The area formed a part of the 9-gun salute state during the British Raj, when it was governed by members of a Jhala dynasty.[3]

Limbdi Satyagrah[edit]

During the Satyagraha, the people of Limbdi formed a "Praja Mandal" on 24 December 1938, which caused friction between the king and the people of Limbdi. In 1939, a conference was held by "Praja Mandal", which the king did not like and he created a huge uproar at the conference. Many people were wounded during this incident. Many people felt disheartened and started migrating from Limbdi to other cities.

In 1940, after death of Sir Dolatsingh, Sir Digvijay became the ruler. He could rule for only four months, as he died shortly after his coronation. The last ruler of Limbdi was his son, Sir Chhatrapalsingh, from 1941 to 1948. After independence, Limbdi state was merged with united India.


Lady Wellingdon Girls School, now Municipal School number 3, was established in Limbdi on 1 March 1859, at a time when India had few girls' schools even in urban areas.[citation needed] It is now a co-educational school.


Limbdi is located at 22°34′N 71°48′E / 22.57°N 71.8°E / 22.57; 71.8.[4] It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet). Limbdi is located on NH-8,101 km from Ahmedabad.


As of 2001 India census,[5] Limbdi had a population of 40,067. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Limbdi has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Limbdi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. [6]


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  3. ^ McLeod, John (1999). Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947. BRILL. pp. 8–9. ISBN 9789004113435. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Limbdi
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Limbdi Pincode". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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