Visavadar

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Visavadar
city
Visavadar is located in Gujarat
Visavadar
Visavadar
Location in Gujarat, India
Visavadar is located in India
Visavadar
Visavadar
Visavadar (India)
Coordinates: 21°23′N 70°41′E / 21.38°N 70.68°E / 21.38; 70.68Coordinates: 21°23′N 70°41′E / 21.38°N 70.68°E / 21.38; 70.68
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictJunagadh
Elevation
91 m (299 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total18,048
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code912873
Vehicle registrationGJ
Websitegujaratindia.com

Visavadar is a city and a municipality in Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Geography[edit]

Visavadar is located at 21°23′N 70°41′E / 21.38°N 70.68°E / 21.38; 70.68.[1] It has an average elevation of 91 metres (298 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Visavadar had a population of 18,048. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Visavadar has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 65%. In Visavadar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The former Chief Minister of Gujarat and the founder of Gujarat Parivartan Party, Keshubhai Patel fought 2012 state assembly election from Visavadar Constituency.

Former Visavadar MLA was Harshadbhai ribadiya, elected in assembly election 2013.

Visavadar is Taluka (Tahesil) Place.

Holy places[edit]

Satadhar is a holy place dedicated to Aapa Giga, the famous Saint of Visavadar.[3]

Tulsishyam (Famous for 'Garam Pani no Zaro' (Hot Springs)) is situated near Visavadar.

Kankai (gir) located in mid of Jungle is only 32 Km. away from Visavadar.

Mauni Ashram is another holy place near Visavadar to visit.

Education[edit]

Visavadar is blessed to have no. of schools for primary education to choose from. You can select from Government Primary School to private ones like Navyug Vidyalaya, Vivekanand Primary School, Nobel School, Bharmal School, Vishvambhari Vidhya Sankul.

Here Boys and Girls study in separate high school, enough though. Girls can study in N.C. Parmar Girls High School, Boys have more alternatives, e.g. Middle School, NAGAR PANCHAYAT HIGH SCHOOL (MUNICIPAL CORPORATION), Swaminarayan Gurukul.

The only college in Visavadar is Devmani Arts and Commerce College. There is a public library in Visavadar.

The fort of Bava Wala was in Visavadar.

Visavadar is the gateway to Sasan Gir Forest, known for Great Asiatic Lions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Visavadar
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ http://www.satadhar.com/