Wadhwan

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Wadhwan
city
Wadhwan is located in Gujarat
Wadhwan
Wadhwan
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°42′N 71°41′E / 22.700°N 71.683°E / 22.700; 71.683Coordinates: 22°42′N 71°41′E / 22.700°N 71.683°E / 22.700; 71.683
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar district
Population (2011)
 • Total 75,755
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 363030
Telephone code 02752
Vehicle registration GJ-13

Wadhwan is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Wadhwan had a population of 61,739. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Wadhwan has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 63%. In Wadhwan, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. From 1489 Till 1947, the recurring Prime Ministers (Diwan) of Wadhwan State were always from the Rawal family whose descendants live there till date.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the bank of the dry riverbed of the River Bhogavo.

History[edit]

During the British Raj era, Wadhwan State was one of several princely states governed by the Jhalas. Mori Rajputs of chittor are satteled in wadhwan. It was classified as a 9-gun salute state.[3]

Education[edit]

C.U.Shah University is a Private University located in Wadhwan City, Surendranagar, Gujarat.[4] It is run by Vardhman Bharti Trust and named after Chimanlal Ujamshibhai Shah.It had been created by the state of Gujarat under the Private University Amendment Bill in 2013.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=541702
  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. ^ McLeod, John (1999). Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947. BRILL. pp. 8–9. ISBN 9789004113435. 
  4. ^ "Private University Gujarat". UGC. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "A bill for setting up three private universities passed in assembly". DeshGujarat. April 1, 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gujarat’s prominent Philanthropist CU Shah passed away". Bilkul. January 31, 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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