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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Palanpur (Gujarati:પાલનપુર, Hindi:पालनपुर) is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Palanpur is the largest city and the administrative headquarters of the district.

Legend has it that Palanpur was first settled by a certain Prahladan, belonging to the Paramara clan of Rajputs, who received the surrounding area as appanage from his elder brother, who ruled the region of what is now Mount Abu. It was known as Prahladanpur in history of Jainism. Palanpur town later became the seat of the eponymous princely state in British India.

Geography and climate

Palanpur is located at . It has an average elevation of 209&nbsp;metres (685&nbsp;ft).


Palanpur enjoys all types of weather. In Summer, it's hot and humid with an average temperature of 42 Degrees with hot sandy winds. In Winter, it's 5 to 15 degrees, which is quite cold as compared to other cities in Gujarat and in Monsoon, the average rainfall is about 20 to 30 &nbsp;inches per season.


India census, Palanpur had a population of 1,35,383. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Palanpur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 61%. In Palanpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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