Tapi district

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Tapi district (Gujarati: તાપી જિલ્લો) is one of the 33 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Vyara town is the district headquarters.


Located in the southern part of Gujarat formerly part of Surat district. On 27 September 2007, the district of Surat was bifurcated into two new districts by Government, viz. Surat district with its headquarters at Surat and Tapi district with its headquarters at Vyara. The newly constituted Tapi district consists of five talukas viz. Valod, Vyara, Songadh, Uchchal, Nizar . Tapi district are known for dense forests with a major production of bamboos. Key tourist destinations:Fort Songadh, Gaumukh, Dosvada Dam, Hindustan Bridge, Tapi River and Ukai Dam.


The area of the district is 3,239 km².


The district consists of five talukas. These are: Valod, Vyara, Songadh, Uchchhal and Nizar. This district is located in south Gujarat east of surat district shares border with Nandurbar district of Maharashtra.


According to the 2011 census Tapi district has a population of 806,489,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Comoros[2] or the US state of South Dakota.[3] This gives it a ranking of 484th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 234 inhabitants per square kilometre (610/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.07%.[1] Tapi has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 69.23%.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Comoros 794,683 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. South Dakota 814,180 
  4. ^ Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7, retrieved December 10, 2008

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Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12°N 73.4°E / 21.12; 73.4