<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() 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 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 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.
Palwal is located at . It has an average elevation of 195 metres (639 ft).
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... Read More