Kheralu is a city and a municipality in Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a little north of Mahesana Proper town and it is approximately half the size of Mehsana.

Kheralu
city
Kheralu is located in Gujarat
Kheralu
Kheralu
Location in Gujarat, India
Kheralu is located in India
Kheralu
Kheralu
Kheralu (India)
Coordinates: 23°53′N 72°37′E / 23.88°N 72.62°E / 23.88; 72.62Coordinates: 23°53′N 72°37′E / 23.88°N 72.62°E / 23.88; 72.62
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictMehsana
Elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total20,143
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 2
Websitegujaratindia.com

HistoryEdit

A Bodhisattva sculpture from 3rd-4th century CE was discovered in Kheralu.[1]

Kheralu was home for a community of Humbada Jains in the 15th-16th century CE.[2]

GeographyEdit

Kheralu is located at 23°53′N 72°37′E / 23.88°N 72.62°E / 23.88; 72.62.[3] It has an average elevation of 149 metres (488 feet). It is the second largest town in its district after Mehsana proper town.[citation needed]

The river Rupen flows through the taluka of Kheralu. Originating from the hills of Taranga in Kheralu, it eventually flows into the Little Rann of Kutch.[4][5]

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[6] Kheralu had a population of 20,143. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kheralu has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 59%. In Kheralu, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mishra, Susan Verma; Ray, Himanshu Prabha (5 August 2016). The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE. Routledge. ISBN 9781317193746.
  2. ^ "CoJS Newsletter • March 2012 • Issue 7" (PDF). Center of Jaina Studies Newsletters, SOAS, London. March 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kheralu
  4. ^ (India), Gujarat (1975). Gujarat State Gazetteers: Mehsana District. Directorate of Government Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State.
  5. ^ Narmada. "Rupen | River Basins | The Region | Narmada (Gujarat State)". guj-nwrws.gujarat.gov.in. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.