(Last Updated on : 04/02/2009)
Dhrol is a taluk headquarters in Jamnagar district of in the western state of India, Gujarat
. It is situated 13 km. to the south west of Latipur. It is well connected by road with nearby towns of Jodiya, Paddhari and Kalavad. Jamnagar Airport and the Jamnagar Railway Station are the nearest airport and railway station. It is located between 22.57° North latitude and 70.42° East longitude at a height of 26 metres (85 feet) above mean sea level.
According to the 2001 census report, Dhrol had a population of 23,618 inhabitants. Males constitute 49% of the population and females constitute 51% of the population. In Dhrol, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. Dhrol has an average literacy rate of 69%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 74% and, female literacy rate is 64%.
Major attractions of Dhrol include Marine National Park, Rozi Bedi Port and Sikka Port, which is easily accessible from here.
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