Overview:People and place


Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in Jamnagar district. The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji in the 1920s, when the district was known as Nawanagar.


As of 2001 India census, Jamnagar had a population of 447,734. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jamnagar has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 63%. In Jamnagar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Most residents of Jamnagar are Gujarati and speak Gujarati language. A small percentage speak Kachchi language which is written in the Gujarati script but is not mutually intelligible with Gujarati. Kathiawadi Language (which is a variant of Gujarati)is widely used for day to day communication.

Major communities include Dawoodi Bohras Ahirs(Yadav), Patels, Bhanushalis, Rajputs (Khavas), Mers, Jains, Oswals, Lohanas etc.

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