Bantva or Bantwa, is a small town in Saurashtra region of the state of Gujarat in India.

Bantva
town
Bantva is located in Gujarat
Bantva
Bantva
Location in Gujarat, India
Bantva is located in India
Bantva
Bantva
Location in India
Coordinates: 21°29′N 70°04′E / 21.483°N 70.067°E / 21.483; 70.067Coordinates: 21°29′N 70°04′E / 21.483°N 70.067°E / 21.483; 70.067
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictJunagadh
Population
 (2001)
 • Total15,216
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityManavadar

GeographyEdit

Bantva is located at an altitude of 20 meters. Nearby towns are Nanadiya, Limbuda, Nakara Manavadar, Vanthali, Junagadh, Keshod, Visavadar, Kutiyana, Dhoraji, Porbandar and Rajkot. The town is roughly 10 kilometers from the Arabian Sea.

HistoryEdit

Before the Independence of India in 1947, Bantva was part of the princely state of Bantva Manavadar in Kathiawar, founded in 1760 and locally ruled until February 1948 by Khan Himmat Khan, son of Khan Amir Khan, of the Muslim Babi family of Junagadh State.

DemographicsEdit

Before 1947, the population of Bantva was approximately 20,000; 80% of its population was Memon. As of the 2001 India census, Bantva had a population of 15,216. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Bantva has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interestEdit

Places of interest in Bantva are:[1]

  1. Bantwa Gymkhana
  2. Barwali Masjid
  3. Jamia Masjid
  4. Madrassa E Islamia
  5. Mazaar Of Bukhari Sharif
  6. Yateem Khana Islamia

Notable locals of BantvaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ India, Tourism. "Tourism Attractions". Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Arif Aajakia Twitter Status".

Sources and external linksEdit