Makaji Meghpar

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Makaji Meghpar

મકાજી મેઘપર
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Nickname(s): 
Makaji Bapu na Meghpar
Meghana
Makaji Meghpar is located in Gujarat
Makaji Meghpar
Makaji Meghpar
Location in state
Makaji Meghpar is located in India
Makaji Meghpar
Makaji Meghpar
Makaji Meghpar (India)
Coordinates: 22°20′05″N 70°29′12″E / 22.3346389°N 70.4866111°E / 22.3346389; 70.4866111Coordinates: 22°20′05″N 70°29′12″E / 22.3346389°N 70.4866111°E / 22.3346389; 70.4866111
Country India
StateGujarat
RegionSaurashtra
DistrictJamnagar
TalukaKalavad
Makaji Bapu Na Meghpar[1]1754
Founded byMakanji Ketoji Jadeja of Dhrol State
Government
 • TypeGram Panchayat
 • BodyMakaji Meghpar Gram Panchayat
 • Sarpanch[2]Mayurdhvajsinh Jadeja
Area
 • Total23.44 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Area rank10th
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,942
 • Rank11th
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Index Number
360 110
Telephone code+91 02894
Vehicle registrationGJ · 10
Gender ratio1000 : 976
Literacy74.45% (2011)[3]
Driving sideLeft
Avg. Temperature27 °C (81 °F)

Makaji Meghpar (/ˈməkɑː mɡhpər/) (also known as Meghana) is a village and was former chiefdom of Hardhrol Jadeja chieftains in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India. It was founded in 1754 by Makanji Jadeja of Dhrol State. Gujarati author Harilal Upadhyay is from the village.[4] The peoples are mainly Jadeja Rajputs with some Brahmins,>Patels and Shudras.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mcleod, John (6–9 July 2004). "The Rise and Fall of the Kutch Bhayati". Eighteenth European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, University of Lund. Retrieved on 13 September 2012. 
  2. Social Science. Vk Publications. p. 117. ISBN 9788179732144.
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.census2011.co.in
  4. Upadhyay, Jiten. "Online Tribute To The Great Gujarati Author - Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay". harilalupadhyay.org.