Babra, Gujarat

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Babra
બાબરા बाबरा
city
Babra is located in India
Babra
Babra
Location in India
Coordinates: 21°50′39″N 71°18′15″E / 21.8441667°N 71.3041667°E / 21.8441667; 71.3041667Coordinates: 21°50′39″N 71°18′15″E / 21.8441667°N 71.3041667°E / 21.8441667; 71.3041667
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Government
 • Body Babra Municipality
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,270
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 365 421
Telephone code 02791
Vehicle registration GJ-14
Website gujaratindia.com

Babra is a town and the taluka headquarter in the Amreli district, Gujarat, India. It is situated to the north of Amreli. The main road linking Rajkot and Bhavnagar and Amreli passes through Babra.

History

Babra is said to have been the capital of Babruvahana, the son of Arjuna, one of the five Pandavas. Babhruvahana's Kund (stepwell) also known as Panch Kund is still here, and the Kalubhar River has its source there. It was the seat of Kathiawar Agency thana during British period. Babra was held by the Vala Kathis.[1]

Demographics

The Babra Municipality has population of 25,270 of which 13,208 are males while 12,062 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3159 which is 12.50% of total population of Babra. In Babra Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 913 against state average of 919. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Babra is around 847 compared to Gujarat state average of 890. Literacy rate of Babra city is 76.72% lower than state average of 78.03%. In Babra, Male literacy is around 82.21% while female literacy rate is 70.77%.

Administration

Babra is a Municipality city. Babra city is divided into 7 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. Babra Municipality has total administration over 5,022 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.[2]

Places of Attractions

  • Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir
  • Babhruvahana's Kund or Panch Kund
  • Meldi Mata Temple
  • Balmukund Lalji Haveli (Dharai),
  • Randal Mata Temple (Dadva)
  • Clangourous Stone of Kariyana
  • Bhurakhiya Hanuman Mandir
  • Tapadiya Ashram
  • Saat Hanuman (limbadiya)
  • Ridheshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Balkrushna Lalji Haveli (Babra)
  • Jalaram Mandir
  • nilkanth mahadev mandir and kalubhar dam kariyana

Connectivity

Rajkot Airport and the Amreli Railway Station serve Babra. Babra is about 33 KM from the Amreli railway station. Babra is about 78 KM from the Rajkot Airport. Babra is situated on the Rajkot-Bhavnagar main road.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar (Public Domain text). VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 372.
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/802539-babra-gujarat.html

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kathiawar. VIII. Printed at the Government Central Press, Bombay. 1884. p. 372.

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