Visnagar

Visnagar is located at 23.7° N 72.55° E . It has an average elevation of 117 metres (383 feet). Visnagar is a city and a municipality in Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Sayajirao Gaekwad”VISNAGAR” named after its founder king VISHALDEO from Ajmer Dynasty was founded in 953 A.D. on the auspicious day of ‘Akhatrij’.

Fourded just as an outpost of the kingdom of king Visaldeo surrounding the present ‘Deliya Talao’ a huge water tank covering area of approx 2 lac sq. meter.

Visnagar Mahal As of 2005 India census, Visnagar had a population of 65,826. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Visnagar has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 71%. In Visnagar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

As it was falling on a very strategic geographical location, Visnagar faced many war fights between Visaldeo, babis, ider dynasty and Gayakwads with chage of rulers Visnagar sow many changes and it grew with a fort wall with 6gates none of them is present at this time but at some places, remains can be seen.

Visnagar Kasba Under Gayakwad rule, Visnagar become first town in North Gujarat to have under ground water supply and sewerage system, Railway was also brought glory with it for the development of Visnagar with electricity.

Visnagar produced many freedom fighters during the time of British Rule. Noted painters, drama artists, writers were also among those who highlighted Visnagar.

Education facilities were instrumental in getting awareness among people. Nearly 29 schools of which two are for girls only and 7 colleges attract students and people out side Visnagar since years.

Visnagar City Industrial establishments like submersible pumps, thrashers, diamonds and copper vessels dreew attention nation wide.

Present population of Visnagar is 65,826 and majority is of Hindus. Industrial development, real estate development, education facilities and medical Facilities attract people from surrounding villages to come and stay here.

Visnagar is surround by many great places of religious and architectural important like Ambaji (96 Kms), Mahudi (34 Kms), Patan (52 Kms), Modhera (44 Kms), Tarengaji (50 Kms). One reach Visnagar by train from Mehsana (20 Kms) nearest airport is at Ahmedabad (80 Kms).

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