Amreli

Amreli

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Amreli is a city and a municipality in Amreli district of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India.

History

It is believed that during the year 534 AD Amreli existed was formerly known as Anumanji, Amlik and then Amravati. The city is named in ancient Sanskrit ass Amarvalli. Initially Amreli was the part of the Former Gaekwad of Baroda. During the Gaekwad regime in 1886, the compulsory and free education policy was adopted in Amreli for the first time. After Indian independence in 1947, the district became the part of Bombay State and then a separate district in Gujarat State after the division of Bombay State in 1956 into Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Geography

Most part of the commercial area is called Tower Road stretching from Tower to the Main Bus stand and further to Gopi Cinema.

Amreli is a small city in Kāthiāwār in Gujarāt. The Kāthiāwār, peninsula of western India, is in Gujarāt State. The peninsula extends southwest into the Arabian Sea and is bounded on the northwest by the Gulf of Kachchh and on the southeast by the Gulf of Khambhāt. Area, about 60,000&nbsp;km² (about 23,000 sq mi).

The peninsula of Kathiawar is named after the Kathis who came to Saurashtra at the close of the fourteenth century. Their origin is not fully known but it is possible that they were driven southwards by the Muslim invaders. Khachar and Chotila were the most important seats of the Kathis. Worshippers of the...
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