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Okha port is a
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in Devbhumi Dwarka in the
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Demographics

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census
, Okha port had a population of 18,847. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Okha port has an average
literacy rate Literacy is popularly understood as an ability to read and write Writing is a medium of human communication Communication (from Latin ''communicare'', meaning "to share") is the act of developing Semantics, meaning among Subject (ph ...
of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 48%. In Okha port, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is located at the sea coast and Pakistan is quite close to the Port of Okha. Okha has the
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as well as the
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Navy
protecting the sea border which has been very helpful during wars in the past. Import - Export business is carried out in a large scale which mainly consists of the aluminium ore
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bauxite
and the chemicals manufactured at
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situated in
Mithapur Mithapur is a census town in Devbhumi Dwarka district in the Indian States and territories of India, state of Gujarat. Geography Mithapur has an area of . It is located at . It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet). Just l ...
(10 km away). Interesting Places Beyt Dwarka is a
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place to visit which is just 2 km away from Okha Nageshwar, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga, Jyotilings of Shiva, Lord Shiva is at a distance of 22 km from Okha Dwarka, the golden city of Krishna, Lord Krishna is 30 km from Okha Now in 2014 Okha comes under new district name "DevBhumi Dwarka".


References

Cities and towns in Devbhoomi Dwarka district Transport in Okha {{Jamnagar-geo-stub