Ahmedabad district

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Ahmedabad District
District
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Country  India
State Gujarat
Government
 • District Collector Vijay Nehra
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,208,200
Vehicle registration GJ-1,GJ-27

Ahmedabad District comprises the city of Ahmedabad, in the central part of the state of Gujarat in western India. It is the seventh largest city and seventh most populous district in India (out of 640).[1]

Geography[edit]

Ahmedabad District is surrounded by Mehsana and Gandhinagar districts to the north, Kheda and Anand Districts to the east, the Gulf of Khambhat (Gulf of Cambay), Botad and Bhavnagar districts to the south, and Surendranagar district to the west. Its headquarters is the city of Ahmedabad.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ahmedabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
41
(106)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
94
(201)
76
(169)
0
(32)
0.4
(32.7)
Average high °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
15
(59)
Record low °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
2
(36)
2
(36)
2
(36)
0
(32)
0
(32)
0
(32)
5
(41)
5
(41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
−57
(−2.24)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0 mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.2 0 0 0.4 0 0.3 0
Source: HKO[2]

Divisions[edit]

Ahmedabad District is divided into a number of taluka.

Talukas[edit]

Localities in Ahmedabad City[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Ahmedabad district has a population of 7,045,314,[1] roughly equal to Hong Kong[3] or the US state of Washington.[4] This gives it a ranking of 8th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 983 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.31%.[1] Ahmedabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 86.65%.[1]

It had a population of 5,816,519 of which 80.18% were urban as of 2001.[5]

The language people speak in Ahmedabad is Gujarati which is the mother-tongue of the State of Gujarat, in addition to Hindi which is also quite popular among the people.

Culture[edit]

Notable personalities[edit]

Acharya Hemachandra (1089–1172) Jain polymath. Born in Dhandhuka.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Ahmedabad Climate Record". Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Hong Kong 7,122,508 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Washington 6,724,540 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Hemacandra". Jain World. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°02′N 72°35′E / 23.03°N 72.58°E / 23.03; 72.58