Bhachau is a city and a municipality in Kutch district in the state of Gujarat, India. Bhachau was one of many devastated towns in the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat, during the 1956 Anjar earthquake[1] as well as in the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. As of 2011 it had a population of 39,532 in over 8,647 households.[2]

Bhachau is often mentioned in the TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, as the Gada family and the protagonist Jethalal hail from there.[3]

Bhachau is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Bhachau is located in India
Bhachau (India)
Coordinates: 23°17′46″N 70°20′35″E / 23.296°N 70.343°ECoordinates: 23°17′46″N 70°20′35″E / 23.296°N 70.343°E
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Kutch
Elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 39,532
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration GJ-12
Sex ratio 21661:17871 /
State Highway 6 Bhachau Gujarat India
State Highway 6 Bhachau


Bhachau is located at 23°17′N 70°21′E / 23.28°N 70.35°E.[4] It has an average elevation of 41 metres (134 feet).

One of the historical places in Bhachau is the hill of Kathhad Dada.


  1. ^ "Quake rocks Kutch". The Hindu. 24 July 1956. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. ^ "View Population". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  3. ^ Gujarat comes alive on TV
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhachau

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