<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a city
and municipal corporation
in the Surat Metropolitan Region
and also the administrative headquarters Navsari District
. Navsari is also the Twin City of Surat is only 37 km south of Surat
Navsari is located at . It has an average elevation of 9m (29') above sea level. The city is located in southern Gujarat and is situated near the Purna
River, within a few kilometres of the river's delta, which is west of the city and empties into the Gulf of Khambhat
Weather in Navsari is sunny from September to May, rainy from June to August. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 40 °C (104 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F) respectively. The average annual rainfall is 122 cm (48 in).
The soil of the region is black. There are two lakes in the city: Dudhiya Talav (Talāv means Lake in Gujarati
), and Sharbatiya Talav.
The city's first settlers were Parsi Zoroastrians
According to the 2001 census
, Navsari had a population of 134,009. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Navsari has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 72%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Gujarati is the main language spoken in Navsari. Other languages spoken are Hindi
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