Ahmedabad Cantonment

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Ahmedabad Cantonment
city
Ahmedabad Cantonment is located in Gujarat
Ahmedabad Cantonment
Ahmedabad Cantonment
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°02′52″N 72°36′36″E / 23.04768°N 72.609871°E / 23.04768; 72.609871Coordinates: 23°02′52″N 72°36′36″E / 23.04768°N 72.609871°E / 23.04768; 72.609871
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Ahmedabad
Founded by Sir J. Malcolm
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,713
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ahmedabad Cantonment is situated between Ahmedabad city & Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat in India.[1]

History[edit]

The cantonment site was chosen by Sir J. Malcolm in 1830.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Ahmedabad Cantonment had a population of 14,713. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Ahmedabad Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 65% of the males and 35% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ For this paragraph please refer to http://www.dgde.gov.in/?q=cantonments/web/632
  2. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Government Central Press. 1879. p. 284. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.