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rapar is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°34′N 70°38′E / 23.57°N 70.63°E / 23.57; 70.63Coordinates: 23°34′N 70°38′E / 23.57°N 70.63°E / 23.57; 70.63
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kutch
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 60,000
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 370 165
Telephone code 02830
Vehicle registration GJ-12

Rapar is a city and a municipality in Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Particularly this area of Kutch is called Vagad. The name derives from famous Vaghela rulers. It means the land of Vaghelas.and also biggest taluka center


Rapar (earlier known as Rahpar) is located at 23°34′N 70°38′E / 23.57°N 70.63°E / 23.57; 70.63. It has an average elevation of 79 metres (259 feet). Rapar is the main town in the Vagad Region of the Kutch District and the easternmost town of the Kutch District.

It is a very vibrant trading hub and shopping center for local people as there is no other major town within a 100 km radius. The nearest towns are Gandhidham, Anjar, Kandla and Adipur in Kutch district, and Morbi in Rajkot district and Radhanpur in Patan district. The district headquarters, Bhuj, is almost 140 km to the west.


The nearby villages are gagodar, Chhotapar, Pragpar, Selari, Badargadh, Vajepar, Kidiyanagar, Padampar, etc.

Rapar is nearest town en route to Dholavira, the Harappan civilization site.

Rapar was partially destroyed in 2001 Gujarat earthquake but it has been developed again with good planning.

It has many temples like Swaminarayan Temple dedicated to Swaminarayana, Ratneswar Temple dedicated to Shiva, Ram Mandir dedicated to Rama, Dariyasthan dedicated to Dariyalal and two nice ponds and a public garden.