(Last Updated on : 07/02/2009)
Kalavad is a city, which is located in the district of Jamnagar of Gujarat state of India. For supervising its administration a municipality has also been established.
For identifying a town it is necessary that a person should know its geographical location.
It lies approximately at 22.22° N 70.38° E. It has an average height of 87 meters or 285 feet.
No discussion on any town gets a concrete shape unless and until one develops familiarity with its demographical scene. To fulfill such target, several demographers have devoted maximum of their time and energy in conducting surveys in Kalavad in quite an extensive manner. Most prominent is the Census report that has been brought out in the year 2001 . As per this report, Kalavad has shown total population counting of
24,857. Interestingly, both male and female population in Kalavad is in equal proportion. In other words, male populace constitutes 50 % of the total population, while female populace also is the same. In Kalavad, 11% of the total population is below six years of age.
Whether a town has seen development or not is quite obvious from its literacy condition. If it is high it definitely points out to its growth and prosperity. As far as the average literacy rate of Kalavad is concerned, it constitutes 68 %. Thus it is even higher than that of India, which constitutes 59.5 %. A gap also exists between literacy rates of both males and females. Males are erudite which can be proven from its literacy rate constituting 73 %. However in Kalavad female literacy rate also is no less insignificant and thus constitutes 63 %.
In the adjacent areas of Kalavad other places also have developed. In the northern side of Kalavad, Khandera lies at a distance of 10 kms. Kharedi is situated in the southeastern side.
Festivals and fairs are an integral part of the residents of Kalavad. In the near by region of Vodisang, Ramdev Pir Fair is quite popular. Other tourist locales, which have been built in the neigborhood of Kalavad, are Barda Wildlife Sanctuary and Marine National Park.
For facilitating accessibility, this Kalvad is well linked with with airports and railways. From Kalavad one can reach places like Lodhika and Dhoraji. Jamnagar Airport lies almost 40 km away. Jamnagar Railway Station lies in vicinity.