Malpur

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Malpur
city
Malpur is located in Gujarat
Malpur
Malpur
Malpur is located in India
Malpur
Malpur
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°21′33″N 73°27′52″E / 23.359094°N 73.464550°E / 23.359094; 73.464550Coordinates: 23°21′33″N 73°27′52″E / 23.359094°N 73.464550°E / 23.359094; 73.464550
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Aravalli district
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,510
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Malpur is a census town in Aravalli district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

History[edit]

Main article: Malpur State

Malpur State was an Indian princely state founded about the middle of the fifteenth century. Rawal Virajmal, son of Rao Kiratsinghji of Idar State, was succeeded on 12 April 1882 by his son Rawal Dipsinhji Sheosinhji, born in 1863.

The last ruler was Rawal Shri Gambhirsinhji Himatsinhji, born 27 October 1914 and who acceded to the throne on 23 June 1923.[1] He was educated at Scott College, Sadra and Mayo College, Ajmer and nominally ruled till 1947 until. Malpur State was merged with Baroda State under the Attachment Scheme in December 1943.[2] Finally Baroda State acceded to the Indian Union on 1 May 1949.

Geography[edit]

Malpur is located at 23°21′33″N 73°27′52″E / 23.359094°N 73.464550°E / 23.359094; 73.464550.[3] It has an average elevation of 4 metres (13 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Malpur had a population of 6510. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Malpur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 64%. In Malpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Connectivity[edit]

Malpur GSRTC Bus Station

Malpur is connected to all major towns of Gujarat by public transport service operated by GSRTC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Princely States of India
  2. ^ McLeod, John; Sovereignty, power, control: politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947; Leiden u.a. 1999; ISBN 90-04-11343-6; p. 160
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Malpur
  4. ^ "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.