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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Dholka is a city and a municipality in Ahmadabad district in the state of Gujarat, India. In the middle Ages, Dholka was the seat of the Vaghela family, who were feudatories of the Solanki rulers of Gujarat. As the Solankis went into decline, the Vaghelas rose in power, ruling Gujarat from 1243 to the Muslim conquest in 1297. They restored stability to Gujarat for the latter half of the 13th century, and the Vaghela kings and their officials were dedicated patrons of the arts and temple-building.
 
Dholka is home to Shikarbadh temple, to which many devotees go every year. Dholka is also known for Jain Temple Kalikund Tirth, and every year lots of Jain families visit this temple. There is an ancient temple of Ambaji mata in Dholka. The statue of this goddess was found from the house of Bapalal Murjibhai Joshi situated near the temple.

As of 2001 India census India, Dholka had a population of 53,792. The males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Dholka has an average literacy rate of 66 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent male literacy is 73 percent and, female literacy is 59 percent. In Dholka, 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.

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