Limbdi


Limbdi

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native_name = Limbdi | type = city | latd = 22.57 | longd = 71.8
locator_position = right | state_name = Gujarat
district = Surendranagar
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altitude = 53
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Limbdi is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Limbdi was a princely state during and before the British empire, ruled by the Jhala dynasty. After India's independence from British colonial rule in 1947, Limbdi was integrated into the nation with other princely states. It has a current population of about 70,000 people who are employed in diverse professions from agriculture to small businesses.

Limbdi has a proud place in women's education. It is home to Lady Wellingdon Girls School, now Municipal school number 3. This school was established in Limbdi on March 1 1859 when India had hardly any girls schools even in urban areas. Initially "girls only", it is now a co-educational school.

Limbdi is also home to the Jagadish Ashram established by Jagannath Tirth Swami. Some scenes of the famous Hindi movie Guide were shot at this Ashram. Limbdi is also famous for its "Kachariya" (or Kachariyu) a dish made from sesame seeds ("tal").

The Bhogavo River flows by Limbdi. The best way to visit Limbdi is by bus from Ahmedabad. Buses from Ahmedabad to Rajkot also stop on their way in Limbdi. Another way is by the Saurashtra Mail train from Bombay which stops at Ahmedabad and Surendranagar. Buses and private vehicles on hire can be used to get from Surendranagar to Limbdi.There is a daily train from Mumbai, named Bhavnagar-Bandra Superfast express which stops at Limbdi.

Geography

Limbdi is located at coord|22.57|N|71.8|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/9/Limbdi.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Limbdi] ] . It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet).LIMBDI is located on NH-8,101 km from Ahmedabad.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Limbdi had a population of 40,067. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Limbdi has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Limbdi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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