|Founded by||Kathi dynasty|
|Elevation||41 m (135 ft)|
|• Total||1,50,000 approx|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Rajula is a city and municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Rajula has a big market yard facility.Originally Rajula spread between Dholio Dunger and Piriyo Dungar, but expanded beyond that area on all sides. A small lake appears on the western side of the town near dam.
- 1 Demographics
- 2 Temples & tourist attractions
- 3 Education
- 4 Transport
- 5 Economy
- 6 Hotels and Restaurant
- 7 Total Number of Voters
- 8 Member of Legislative Assembly
- 9 Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Rajula assembly elections conducted so far.
- 10 Election results
- 11 List of all towns and Villages in Rajula Taluka of Amreli district (as per Census 2011)
- 12 References
As of the 2001 Indian census, Rajula had a population of approximately 80,393. Females constituted 49% of the population. Rajula has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy at 72% and female, 55%. In Rajula, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Temples & tourist attractions
Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple is situated near Rajula. It is an old temple of Shiva. The shivlinga of Shiva was made by Bhima and Yudhishthira. Fairs are generally organised on the festivals of rakshabandhan and Janmashthami. The temple is situated at the bank of Ghano river, a tributary of Dhaterwadi.
Other temples include Bhidbhanjan, Ram Mandir, Goverdhannathji Ni Haveli, Samudrimataji Mandir, Sanyas Ashram, Gayatrijinu Mandir, Holia Hanumanji Nu Mandir, Ambama Nu Mandir, Sankheshwarimataji Mandir.
Dhatarwadi Riverside opposite to the kumbhnath temple is wonderful tourist attraction of rajulacity￼.
Chachudeshwar mahadev temple , about 10 km from city is at costal area at which river dhatarwadi meats Arabian sea. the view of nature is great from this place.
The Saraswati group of schools are the best educational institutions of the whole subdistrict. It includes Saraswati vidyalaya , Saraswati day school, and Saraswati science school .
Swa.Khodabapa Education Trust and Rajula Sanchalit Sanskruti Vidhyalay It Is located at Jafrabad Road.this school is providing education service since 2003.Sanskruti vidhyalay is a good school.
St. Thomas High School is managed by Christian catholic group. It is located at Chataddiya Road. Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul is a well known school and it is a first private school in City located at Chataddiya road, providing education service since 1996. Calorx Public School (CBSE) is also available at Bherai Road.
The city e hosts primary schools and bal mandirs. Gandhi mandir is managed by Shri Rajula Seva Mandal. The high school is Shree Jivanlal Anandaji Sanghavi & Shree T.J.B.S. Girls' School is located here. Rajula Education Trust's Smt. Hiralaxmi Bhaidas Sanghavi Mahila Arts & Commerce College is also one of colleges here. Separate schools, colleges and hostels for girls are available along with coeducational schools.
Calorx Public School is managed by Calorx Education and Research Foundation. It is located at Chataddiya Road.
The city is well connected with rest of the country by railways, bus transport and sea transport to other major cities of Gujarat such as Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.Night sleeper coach private buses running from Una or Diu to major cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat and Mumbai pass through Rajula providing a pleasure journey from Rajula to these cities. Rajula is situated on national highway No. 8 E. This highway connects Bhavnagar with Somnath.
The city has substantial rock quarries that export around the country. Its economy mainly depends on industries and agriculture. Crops such as groundnut, cotton, and onion are popular.
Port Pipavav is a busy and growing seaport. Pipavav Shipyard Limited now Reliance naval engineering limited is one of the India's largest shipbuilding and heavy industry companies.
Kovaya village known for Limestone mine reserves has some of the largest cement manufacturing plants.
Hotels and Restaurant
There are many Hotels available in Rajula to stay. To eat there are many good restaurants where one can find continental food and Gujarati food.
Also 3 star hotel available in town.
This assembly seat represents the following segments,
- Rajula Taluka – Entire taluka except village – Rampara No-1
- Jafrabad Taluka
- Khambha Taluka (Part) Villages – Dedan, Raningpara, Nava Malaknes, Borala, Babarpur, Kantala, Chakrava, Hanumanpur, Juna Malaknes, Nesdi No-2, Samadhiyala No-2, Jivapar, Munjiyasar, Trakuda, Vangadhara, Talda, Dadli, Dhundhavana, Pachapachiya, Salva, Pipariya, Rabarika, Ambaliyala, Jamka, Ningala No-2, Bhundani, Gorana, Katarpara, Barman Mota, Barman Nana
Total Number of Voters
|Election||Polling Stations||Male Voters||Female Voters||Others||Total Voters|
Member of Legislative Assembly
· 2007 -Heerabhai solanki, Bharatiya Janata Party
· 2012 - Heerabhai solanki, Gujarat Parivartan Party
· 2017-Amrishbhai See, Congress
Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Rajula assembly elections conducted so far.
|Year||A C No.||Constituency Name||Category||Winner||Gender||Party||Votes||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Votes|
|2017||98||Rajula||GEN||Der Amarishbhai Jivabhai||M||INC||83818||Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai||M||BJP||71099|
|2012||98||Rajula||GEN||Hirabhai Odhavjibhai Solanki||M||BJP||75447||Babubhai Rambhai Ram||M||INC||56737|
|2007||48||Rajula||GEN||Hirabhai Odhavjibhai Solanki||M||BJP||59399||Gujjar Nayabhai Ukabhai||M||INC||27069|
|2002||48||Rajula||GEN||Solanki Hirabhai Odhavjibhai||M||BJP||61947||Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai||M||INC||24885|
|1998||48||Rajula||GEN||Hirabhai Odhavajibhai Solanki||M||BJP||30105||Varu Pratapbhai Suragbhai||M||AIRJP||18016|
|1995||48||Rajula||GEN||Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai||M||INC||33768||Jalondhara Babubhai Ranchhodbhai||M||IND||32480|
|1990||48||Rajula||GEN||Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai||M||JD||25859||Pratapbhai Suragbhai Varu||M||INC||13429|
|1985||48||Rajula||GEN||Nakum Khodabhai Rajabhai||M||INC||17616||Bhuva Madhubhai Harjibhai||M||JNP||13001|
|1980||48||Rajula||GEN||Varu Partpbhai Suragbhai||M||INC(I)||18174||Patel Babubhai Popatbhai||M||IND||17540|
|1975||48||Rajula||GEN||Jashwant Mehta||M||INC||19291||Mehta Mathurdas Harjivandas||M||NCO||13181|
|1972||43||Rajula||GEN||Jashvant Mehta||M||INC||30158||Parshotam Kanji Patel||M||NCO||5644|
|1967||43||Rajula||GEN||J. Mehta||M||INC||14222||M. H. Mehta||M||SWA||12064|
|1962||39||Rajula||GEN||Chhotalal Tribhovandas Mehta||M||INC||16963||Pitambardas Durlabhdas Vora||M||PSP||10135|
|Gujarat Assembly Election, 2012|
|Gujarat Assembly Election, 2017|
List of all towns and Villages in Rajula Taluka of Amreli district (as per Census 2011)
|45||Masundada Nana- Mota||778|
|50||Nesdi No -1||365|
- "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "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.