Una, Gujarat

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Una (India)
Coordinates: 20°49′N71°02′E / 20.82°N 71.03°E / 20.82; 71.03 Coordinates: 20°49′N71°02′E / 20.82°N 71.03°E / 20.82; 71.03
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Gujarat
District Gir Somnath
14 m (46 ft)
 (2011) [1]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
362 560
Vehicle registration GJ 32
Website gujaratindia.com

Una (or Unnatnagar) is a city and a municipality in Gir Somnath district of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India.



Una is located on the bank of Machchundri river. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (46 feet). Kodinar is located on the west, Diu is on the south. Una has the highest number of villages of all the Talukas in Gujarat state.


As per 2011 India census, [2] Una had a population of 58,528. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. In Una, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Una has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: Male literacy is 74%, and Female literacy is 59%.

Una is the biggest taluka in Gir Somnath District in number of villages.

Some villages are:


Una is situated on the national highway No. 8 E. This highway connects Bhavnagar with Veraval. It is also on NH 51.

The city is well connected to other major cities of Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Bhavnagar etc. and Mumbai by bus services operated by state-owned transport corporations and private services. Daily bus services available for Mumbai by state-owned transport corporations and private bus operators. Good transportation service is available for Diu, as it is one of the famous and popular tourist place. Diu is the nearest city having air transportation. Diu is 15 km far away from Una.

Una is also connected with Veraval and Junagadh by train service.


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Tulshishyam Temple


Medical centres

The city has several hospitals and clinics.

Beating of Dalits

In July 2016, an extremist vigilante mob calling themselves "Gau raksha dal" brutally assaulted, stripped, and flogged a group of young Dalits, falsely claiming that they had "skinned a cow". The incident took place amidst full public view and was photographed. [4] This sparked a nationwide outrage after around 10 Dalit men attempted to commit suicide in two separate incidents in Saurashtra with the entire region erupting into a wave of protests against the thrashing of the seven Dalit men. [5]

See also

Gujarat Dalit unrest

Notes and references

  1. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=545787
  2. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. http://www.droneshvarmahadev.org/index.html
  4. "Dalits assaulted for skinning cow: Gujarat CM orders probe as protests turn violent". The Indian Express. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  5. "Una dalit thrashing: Protest across Gujarat, groups demand to declare private cow protection committees illegal". The Indian Express. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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