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Map of Ranavav
Ranavav is a city and a municipality in Porbandar district in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Ranavav is located at 21.68°N 69.75°E / 21.68; 69.75. It has an average elevation of 40 metres (130 ft).
Ranavav is a Taluka of Porbandar district in Saurastra, Gujarat. In Gujarat legislative(vidhan sabha) Ranavav shares it seat with kutiyana taluka (33, Ranavav/Kutiyana).
Ranavav is main headquarters for hundreds of villages near by; it is located at the edge of Jungle bardo, which extends from Jamnagar to Porbandar and it is rich in jungle products like rare herbs and animals jaguar.
Hindu (bramhin, Kumbhar (Prajapati), maher, rabari, vankar, baniya, thakkar, patel and darbars are minority). Muslim sia and sunni(khoja).
Ranavav taluka and adjacent area is rich in minerals [bauxite and lime stone], and mining is a major industry there.There are industries like TATA chemicals limited and Hathi (saurastra) Cements Limited.
There is also one historical place from the time of ramayan. It is called the Jambuvant's tunnel near Ranavav railway station. [Legend: This is cave where Jambuvan, warrior of Ramayana age was residing. He was born in satyuga and seen Treta yug and Dwaper yug waiting for Krishna Avatar. He found a diamond which he gave to his daughter Jambuvati. Lord Krishna was in search for same diamond which was taken away from one king by a lion and reached to Jambuvan after lion was killed by him. Lord Krishna fought with Jambuvan and after an enduring fight Jambuvan came to know that Krishna was none other than his Lord Ram. He bowed to Lord and given away diamond and her daughter to Krishna with marriage with him]. This is a deep cave with little natural light. Inside the cave there is Shiv ling made by sand when water falls from roof of cave. Outside cave there is Lord Shiva temple and Samadhi of Guru Ramdasji who did Tapsya there.
As of 2001 India census, Ranavav had a population of 24,202. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ranavav has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 55%. In Ranavav, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.