Morbi

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Morbi
Town
Mani Mandir, Morbi
Mani Mandir, Morbi
Morbi is located in Gujarat
Morbi
Morbi
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 70°50′E / 22.82°N 70.83°E / 22.82; 70.83Coordinates: 22°49′N 70°50′E / 22.82°N 70.83°E / 22.82; 70.83
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictMorbi
Population
(2011)
 • Total246,008
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
363641/42
Area code(s)02822
Vehicle registrationGJ-36

Morbi or Morvi is a town and a municipality in Morbi district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated on the Kathiawar peninsula. In 2011, the town's population was determined to be 194,947.[1] The town of Morbi is situated on the Machhu River, 35 km from the sea and 60 km from Rajkot.

Much of the building heritage and town planning is attributed to the administration of Sir Lakhdhiraji Waghji,[2] who ruled from 1922 to 1948.

History[edit]

During the British Raj era, Morvi State was one of several princely states governed by the Jadeja dynasty of Rajputs. It was classified as an 11-gun salute state.[3] The Machchhu dam failure or Morbi disaster was a dam-related flood disaster which occurred on 11 August 1979, in India. The Machchu-2 dam, situated on the Machhu river, burst, sending a wall of water through the city.

Industry[edit]

70% of India's, and 5% of the World's, output of ceramic items are produced in Morbi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morvi City Census 2011 data". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ "morvi5". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ Rathore, Abhinay. "Morvi (Princely State)". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ Tale Of A City: How Morbi Lost The Plot Archived 2014-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.