Gir Somnath district

Gir Somnath District is a district of Gujarat, India. It is located on the southern corner of the Kathiawar peninsula with its headquarters at the town of Veraval. Veraval has a population around 3.5 lacs.

Gir Somnath District was split from Junagadh district in August 2013, when seven new districts came into existence in Gujarat.[2][3]

Patan-Veraval, Talala, Sutrapada, Kodinar, Una and Gir-Gadhada are the talukas of Gir Somnath District.[4]

The Gir Forest is a home of many wildlife creatures including lions, deer, and monkeys. Asiatic Lions can be only be found in the Gir Forest.[4]

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The famed Somnath temple, a Hindu pilgrimage sites is located in Gir Somnath District
Gir Somnath district
district
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country India
StateGujarat
RegionSaurashtra
HeadquartersVeraval
Area
 • Total3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Population
(2011[1])
 • Total946,790
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 32
Websitegujaratindia.com

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Industrial Potentiality Survey Report of Gir Somnath District [2016-17
  2. ^ "Promises Delivered! Gujarat Cabinet approves creation of 7 New Districts and 22 New Talukas". Narendra Modi. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Maps of Gujarat's new 7 districts and changes in existing districts". Desh Gujarat. 13 August 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b About Gir Somnath - Collectorate - District Gir Somnath
Bhakha

Bhakha (Gujarati: ભાખા), also known as Bhakha (Gir) and Gir Bhakha, is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Bhakha was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.820009 and longitude 71.044327 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Thordi. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Thordi village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Thordi.

According to Census 2011, with the 227 families, the population of this village is 1215. Out of this, 606 are males and 609 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Bhiyal

Bhiyal (Gujarati: ભિયાળ) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Bhiyal was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.854156 and longitude 70.809282 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Bhiyal. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Bhiyal village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Bhiyal.

According to Census 2011, with the 115 families, the population of this village is 646. Out of this, 331 are males and 315 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Delvada railway station

Delvada railway station is a railway station on the Western Railway network in the state of Gujarat, India. Delvada railway station is 160 km far away from Junagadh Junction railway station. Passenger trains halt here.

Dron

Dron (Gujarati: દ્રોણ) is a village / panchayat, located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Dron was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.928161 and longitude 70.949985 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Dron. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Dron village which is located around 362 kilometres away from Dron.

According to Census 2011, with the 510 families, the population of this village is 2892. Out of this, 1485 are males and 1407 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Fulka

Fulka (Gujarati: ફુલકા) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Fulka was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.852229 and longitude 70.940516 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Fulka. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Fulka village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Fulka.

According to Census 2011, with the 252 families, the population of this village is 1553. Out of this, 782 are males and 771 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Gir Gadhada

Gir Gadhada (Gujarati: ગીર ગઢડા) is a mid city town in Gir Somnath district in the state of Gujarat, India. Before 2013, it was a village of Una Taluka in Junagadh District, Now it has become the administrative headquarters for 42 villages when that taluka was created as part of the new Gir Somnath District in August of that year. Newly built BAPS Shree Swaminarayana Mandir is a popular place of worship and spiritual activities here. There is another older Swaminarayan mandir nearby. Other temples in the town are Shree Khodiyar Mandir and Shree ramji Mandir.

Gir Gadhada Taluka

Gir Gadhada Taluka is a taluka of Gir Somnath district in the state of Gujarat, India. Before 2013 the area was part of Una Taluka, but it became a taluka in its own right with the creation of Gir Somnath District in August of that year. Gir Gadhada Taluka has population around 15,600. The village of Gir Gadhada became its administrative headquarters.

Itvaya

Itvaya (Gujarati: ઇટવાયા) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Itvaya was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.95438 and longitude 70.976896 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Itvaya. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Itvaya village which is located around 350 kilometres away from Itvaya.

According to Census 2011, with the 384 families, the population of this village is 1902. Out of this, 956 are males and 946 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Kaneri

Kaneri (Gujarati: કાનેરી) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Kaneri was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.845802 and longitude 70.89972 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Kaneri. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Kaneri village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Kaneri.

According to Census 2011, with the 286 families, the population of this village is 1648. Out of this, 836 are males and 812 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Kodinar railway station

Kodinar railway station is a railway station on the Western Railway network in the state of Gujarat, India. Kodinar railway station is 70 km far away from Veraval Junction railway station. Passenger trains halt here.

Nitli

Nitli (Gujarati: નીતલી) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Nitli was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 21.002937 and longitude 71.097014 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Nitli. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Nitli village which is located around 350 kilometres away from Nitli.

According to Census 2011, with the 208 families, the population of this village is 1082. Out of this, 538 are males and 544 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Panderi (Gir Gadhada)

Panderi (Gujarati: પાંદેરી) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Panderi was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.857077 and longitude 70.920291 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Panderi. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Panderi village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Panderi.

According to Census 2011, with the 119 families, the population of this village is 743. Out of this, 360 are males and 383 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Prachi Road Junction railway station

Prachi Road Junction railway station is a railway station on the Western Railway network in the state of Gujarat, India. Prachi Road Junction railway station is 45 km away from Veraval Junction railway station. Passenger trains halt here.

Sanosri

Sanosri (Gujarati: સણોસરી) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Sanosri was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.95536 and longitude 71.046577 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Sanosri. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Sanosri village which is located around 350 kilometres away from Sanosri.

According to Census 2011, with the 186 families, the population of this village is 1233. Out of this, 596 are males and 637 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Sasan Gir railway station

Sasan Gir railway station is a small railway station in Gir Somnath district, Gujarat. Its code is SASG. It serves Sasan Gir village. The station consists of one platform. The platform is not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.

Shree Somnath Sanskrit University

Shree Somnath Sanskrit University (SSSU) is located in Veraval, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat. It was established by the Gujarat government by passing the Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Act, 2005.Sanskrit scholar Dr.Gopabandhu Mishra is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor of the University.

Sonpura

Sonpura (Gujarati: સોનપુરા) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Sonpura was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.859249 and longitude 70.842121 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Sonpura. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Sonpura village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Sonpura.

According to Census 2011, with the 505 families, the population of this village is 3060. Out of this, 1553 are males and 1507 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Umedpara

Umedpara (Gujarati: ઉમેદપરા) is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Umedpara was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.909597 and longitude 70.893243 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Umedpara. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Umedpara village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Umedpara.

According to Census 2011, with the 229 families, the population of this village is 1244. Out of this, 636 are males and 608 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

Vadviyala

Vadviyala (Gujarati: વડવિયાળા), also spelled as Vadaviyala, is a village / panchayat located in the Gir Gadhada Taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat State, India. Earlier, until August 2013, Vadviyala was part of Una Taluka and Junagadh district. The latitude 20.888214 and longitude 70.967131 are the geo-coordinate of the Village Vadviyala. Gandhinagar is the state capital of Vadviyala village which is located around 400 kilometres away from Vadviyala.

According to Census 2011, with the 807 families, the population of this village is 4298. Out of this, 2191 are males and 2107 are females. Most residents are dependent on agriculture.

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