Chikhli, Gujarat

Chikhli is a midsize town in Navsari district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is in the Surat Metropolitan Region.

Chikhli
City
View of Chikhli
View of Chikhli
Chikhli is located in Gujarat
Chikhli
Chikhli
Location in Gujarat, India
Chikhli is located in India
Chikhli
Chikhli
Chikhli (India)
Coordinates: 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07Coordinates: 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictNavsari
Area
 • Total4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
396521
Telephone code02634
Vehicle registrationGJ-21
Websitegujaratindia.com

GeographyEdit

Chikhli is located at 20°45′N 73°04′E / 20.75°N 73.07°E / 20.75; 73.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 ft).

Chikhli is the smallest city in the region of South Gujarat. About 27 km south east from city of Navsari, 28 km north from the city of Valsad city, and about 10 km east from the city and rail junction of Bilimora. Chikhli is on the Indian National Highway 8, from where state highways reaching Ahwa via Waghai and Vansda, and to the hill station of Saputara bifurcate.

The nearest railway station is Chikhli Road railway station on the Bilimora - Waghai narrow gauge line, about 6 km from Chikhli.

It has a small river i.e. Kaveri.


ClimateEdit

Chikhli has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with little to no rainfall from October to May and extremely heavy rainfall from June to September. The rainfall is much heavier than nearby Valsad due to the orographic lift of the Western Ghats.

Climate data for Chikhli
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
31.4
(88.5)
34.7
(94.5)
36.5
(97.7)
36.4
(97.5)
34.0
(93.2)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
31.5
(88.7)
33.9
(93.0)
33.1
(91.6)
31.0
(87.8)
32.8
(91.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
23.7
(74.7)
27.3
(81.1)
30.0
(86.0)
31.3
(88.3)
30.3
(86.5)
27.9
(82.2)
27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.0
(82.4)
25.7
(78.3)
23.2
(73.8)
27.1
(80.8)
Average low °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
16.0
(60.8)
19.9
(67.8)
23.6
(74.5)
26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.9)
25.2
(77.4)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
22.2
(72.0)
18.4
(65.1)
15.5
(59.9)
21.5
(70.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
273
(10.7)
810
(31.9)
534
(21.0)
321
(12.6)
48
(1.9)
5
(0.2)
2
(0.1)
1,999
(78.6)
Source: [2]

DemographicsEdit

As per the 2011 Indian Census, Chikhli had a population of 7025. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chikhli has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 87% and female literacy of 82%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.[3]

EducationEdit

CollegesEdit

  1. Government BSC Computer Science College
  2. Shri M.R. Desai Arts and E.E.L.K. Commerce College
  3. College of Applied Sciences and Professional Studies

SchoolEdit

  1. Fellowship International School (1st English Medium School in Chikhli Taluka) <Best school for academics>
  2. The D. E. Italia High school, Chikhli
  3. A.B. School, Chikhli
  4. Shree Swaminarayan International Gunatiti Vidhayadham Chikhli (Best CBSE School of Chikhli)

ITIEdit

Government ITI

Popular placesEdit

Mallikarjun Temple, An old temple of lord Shiva is situated on the bank of a seasonal lake in a village Majigam (1/2 km from Chikhli). This site is famous for a shooting of a legendary film Mother India starring Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar and Nargis which was also nominated for Oscars as one of the first Indian movie of Bollywood.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chikhli
  2. ^ https://en.climate-data.org/location/173450/
  3. ^ "2011 Census of India". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 27 August 2017.