Palej

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Palej

Palez
city
Palej is located in Gujarat
Palej
Palej
Location in Gujarat, India
Palej is located in India
Palej
Palej
Palej (India)
Coordinates: 21°55′N 73°05′E / 21.92°N 73.08°E / 21.92; 73.08Coordinates: 21°55′N 73°05′E / 21.92°N 73.08°E / 21.92; 73.08
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictBharuch
Population
 (2001)
 • Total10,872
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ
Websitegujaratindia.com

Palej is a census town in the Bharuch district, Gujarat, India. Cotton is a major product of the industrial area surrounding the town. Palej supports the daily needs of many small nearby villages.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Palej acts as a central hub for many small and big villages of Bharuch and Vadodara district. Being connected by both, a highway and a railway station Palej has become the main source for the frequent as well as the rare commuters. It has witnessed a drastic development in the past decade in all sectors.[citation needed]

People of Hindu, Muslim and Jain religion are the prominent resident of Palej. The beauty of Palej has attracted many migrants who have settled here. Palej also has a lake and few religious shrines.[citation needed]

In the feudal and British raj past, Palej (also spelled Palaj) was among the numerous petty princely states of present Gujarat Ruled by Makwana Kolis, then in the colonial sway of the Mahi Kantha Agency.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Printed at the Government Central Press. 1880.