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Country  India
District  Porbandar
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Population  17,237 (2001)
State  Gujarat
Established  1748
PIN  360545
Local time  Tuesday 4:48 AM
Aadityana
Weather  22°C, Wind N at 11 km/h, 62% Humidity

Adityana is a census town in Porbandar district in the India in state of Gujarat. It is located near Barda hills.

Contents

Map of Adityana, Gujarat

History

The town was founded in 1748.

Caves

In the hill to the east of the village is a large cave called the cave of Jambuvan. Jambuvan is an Indian epic character whose daughter Jambuvati married Krishna.

Economy

In 1839 a quarry was started here in the hills to the north-east of the village. This stone is largely exported to Bombay and elsewhere and is commercially known as Porbandar stone. It is a limestone, yellowish white in colour, and of compact grain. Locally it is known as Makhanio patthar or Butter-stone. It is said to possess one excellent quality; walls are built of this cut-stone without any mortar, and it is said that after one rainy season the stones all adhere together so as to form one block.

There is a cement(Saurashtra Cement) factory located nearby.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Aadityana had a population of 17,237. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Aadityana has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

Aadityana Wikipedia


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