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Jamnagar Travel Guide, India


Jamnagar lies in the western state of India namely Gujarat. The city of Jamnagar isn’t that old and its foundation was laid somewhere in the year 1920 from the hands of Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. In those days this district was called as Nawanagar. Jamnagar is located right on the south from the Gulf of Kutch.

Although in its early years Jamnagar was just another town for its country India, in recent years after the establishment of world’s largest oil refinery somewhere in the area of Moti Khavdi village by Reliance Industries Ltd. has helped this city get recognition of the national as well as international level. 

As per the consensus of year 2001, Jamnagar had 70 percent literacy rate which is way above the national literacy rate (that is just 60 percent). The population of Jamnagar is around 45000 out of which 53 percent are male and rest females. This shows that the population of Jamnagar is well balanced between the two sexes.

Gujarati language is the one which is most prevalent in the city. Other local languages which also have traces in this city are Kathiawadi Language and Kachchi language. Although these aren’t the most famous in the locality but they do have their own significant importance.

Bala Hanuman temple of Jamnagar has its name written in the Guinness book of world records as the famous Ram Dhun has been continuously running in the temple since August 1st, 1964. This continuous chanting of the religious music (the so called Ram Dhun) has made this temple very popular not only in the city but also nationally. Jamnagar is also famous for the various Jain Temples which are exclusively made up of marble. The names of these temples are: Raisi Shah's Temple, Vardhman Shah's Temple, Vasupujya Swami's Temple, and Sheth's Temple.

The only existing marine sanctuary in the country of India is located here in Jamnagar itself. To be exact, this marine sanctuary (known by the name of Marine National Park) is located on the coral reef island which comes in the collection of islands of Pirotan Islands.

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