Palwal

Palwal

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Palwal () is a city and a municipal council. It is the headquarters of Palwal district, the 21st district of Haryana state in northern India

It is situated at a distance of 60&nbsp;km from Delhi on the Delhi-Mathura highway. The latitude of the town is 28° 40' N and longitude is 76° 59' E. The area of town is 22.10&nbsp;km².

It is a place of great antiquity, supposed to figure in the earliest Aryan traditions under the name of Apelava, part of the Pandava kingdom of Indraprastha, which was later restored by Vikramaditya. The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1909, v. 19, p. 375.

Its importance is mainly historical, but it is a centre for the cotton trade in the area. It is the site of a Hindu temple called "Panchvati" which is a great symbol of the religion. Mahatama Gandhi was arrested for the first time at the Palwal station.

Geography

Palwal is located at . It has an average elevation of 195&nbsp;metres (639&nbsp;ft).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Palwal had a population of 225000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Palwal has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 57%. In Palwal, 15% of the population is under 6 years of...
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