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Zalawad / Velavadar Cotton City
Location in Gujarat, India

Coordinates: 22°43′0″N 71°43′0″E / 22.71667°N 71.71667°E / 22.71667; 71.71667Coordinates: 22°43′0″N 71°43′0″E / 22.71667°N 71.71667°E / 22.71667; 71.71667

Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surendranagar
 • Body Surendranagar-Dudhrej nagar Palika
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
 • Density 207/km2 (540/sq mi)
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 3630xx
Telephone code 91 2752
Vehicle registration GJ-13
Nearest city Wadhwan City
Sex ratio 958:1000 /
Literacy 80.25%%
Lok Sabha constituency Bharatiya Janata Party
Vidhan Sabha constituency Indian National BJP
Civic agency Surendranagar Nagar palika surendranagarmunicipality
Climate Dry almost (Köppen)

Surendranagar is a city and a Municipality. It is also known as Zalawad.

Population of the Surendranagar city is approximately 2,000,00; this includes the population of Wadhvan city, a twin city of Surendranagar.

The chief agricultural product of Surendranagar district is cotton. In fact Surendranagar district is one of the highest quality producers of cotton in world. First private cotton futures trading exchange was established in Surendranagar.

Many SMEs & industry is also present, and is involved in such things as confectionery, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, engineering plastics and salt production.

Also called the Camp, it is now a major trade and processing center for agricultural products, Agriculture, glass, cotton, salt, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics, textile bearings, ceramics and sanitary-ware.


Surendranagar is a hub of cotton and ginning activities of India. One of the largest producer of quality "Shankar" cotton in world. In fact Surendranagar houses first Cotton Trading Exchange in India. Nearly 25% of India's salt supply comes from mining and in the area.

SMEs in various segments like confectionery, textile bearings, ceramics, sanitary-ware, pharmaceuticals, soda ash, bromine, chemicals and plastics have developed to a great extent. Surendranagar being a cotton hub of the country is also home to large number of ginning and pressing is also very good market for supply of fuse and related electrical equipment.

The city is also home to a big textile and clothing market, specially for saris. Big clothing showrooms are located in the city on Jawahar Road and Vithal Press Road. The city has a wholesale grain market called Mehta Market.

In the past, Surendranagar was used as a hill station by the outsiders as it has dry environment. This was mainly because this type of environment helps the people to cure some physical as well as mental tensions. In fact, Surendranagar's dry air is still believed to be the best place in Gujarat to cure T.B. patients.

Surendranagar is Second numbered city in whole Gujarat which have largest numbers of Educational institutes in Compare(level) of population.

Educational Institutes

There has been an exponential growth in the number of educational institutes in Surendranagar recently. These include:

Graduation and Post-Graduation:

  • Sanskruti College of Management, IT, commerece & Arts
  • Shree Pandit Nathulalji Vyas Technical Campus
  • C.U. Shah Medical College, Dudhrej Road
  • Smt S. J. Varmora Mahila College. (Kadva Patidar Vidhya Sankul),Wadhwan City
  • C. U. Shah College of Engineering and Technology, Surendranagar
  • C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy & Research, Kothariya Road/Lakhtar Highway
  • C.U. Shah College of Commerce, Computer and Management
  • Government Polytechnic, Mulchand Road
  • M.P.Shah Commerce College, Vikas Path
  • M.P. Vora College, Kothariya Road
  • M. P. Shah Arts & Science College, Tram Way Road
  • Rukmaniben Gardi Girl's Law College, 60 feet Road

Secondary and Higher Secondary:

  • Sanskruti School Of Thoughts (Science & General Stream)
  • Smt. M.T.Doshi Vardhman Bharti School Lakhu Pole Wadhwan City
  • Smt. M.T.Doshi Vardhman Bharti High School Lakhu Pole Wadhwan City
  • Smt. R.A.Patel Boys High School 60 Feet Wadhwan City
  • Smt. Savitaben Himmatlal Golani High School, (Leua Patidar Vidhya Sankul), Wadhwan city
  • Matrushree Shantaben Devjibhai Shiyaniya Higher Secondary School,(Leua Patidar Vidhya Sankul), Wadhwan city '
  • R.P.P. (Rambhaben Purshottamdas Patadia) School for Girls
  • J. N. V. (Jawaharlal Naheru Vividhlakshi) High school
  • Shri Sheth N.T.M. High School
  • Shri C. P. Oza Sharda Mandir High School
  • Shri D.N.T. High School Joravarnagar
  • Shri Savitaben Vadilal Muni. Prathmik Shala, Joravarnagar
  • C.U. Shah School (English Medium)
  • Dayamayi Mata School (English Medium)
  • Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
  • Sunflower School (English Medium)
  • S.P.vidayalaya (Sardar Patel Vidyalaya)
  • Tirupati Vidyalaya
  • Shri Sava saala, Joravarnagar
  • Shri Pragti High School, Surendrangar
  • Ultra Vision Academy,Surendranagar
  • Smt. Sadgunaben C.U.Shah (muni.)Girls' High school(vikas vidyalaya ), Surendranagar
  • H.R.College Of Commerce & Economics
  • Nilkanth Vidyalaya, Limbdi
  • Sir Jashwantsinh High School Limbdi

Places of interest

There are many places in the city which are good and visitable. In the places most favorite of the peoples is '"Fatshar Ganpati Mandir" and Dholidhaja Dam Both places of the city Having large numbers of visitors. in the centre of City there is Tagore Baug situated. Near GIDC wadhvan Rotary Garden is situated. Fly Over bridge near Medical college is also good place to watch Sun Set scene.

There is only one place in the whole Gujarat containing two clock towers excattly in opposite position at Tower Road. There are two clock towers, one is the AJRAMAR TOWER(City Tower/Tower in Tanki chowk) and the another one is the clock tower of Town Hall.

One good place containing lots of trees called Vruksh Mandir(Tree Temple) situated on Muli/Rajkot Highway. Another good place in the Surendranagar is Mandir of Meladi Maa's. It is the center of faith of many peoples. In the end area of Ratanpar there is the Temple of Rameshvar Mahadev is also good in art and structure.

Sister Cities

Surendranagar is twinned with:

See also

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