Ahmedabad district

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Ahmedabad District
Delhi Darwaza, one of the gates to the old city
Delhi Darwaza, one of the gates to the old city
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Country India
StateGujarat
HeadquartersAhmedabad
Government
 • District CollectorSandip J. Sagale IAS
Area
 • Total8,087 km2 (3,122 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,045,313
 • Rank1 of 33 in Gujarat
 • Density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Amdavadi
Time zoneI
 • Summer (DST)IST (UTC+05:30)
Websiteahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in

Ahmedabad district comprises the city of Ahmedabad, in the central part of the state of Gujarat in western India. It is the seventh most populous district in India (out of 739).[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ahmedabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
30.4
(86.7)
35.6
(96.1)
39.8
(103.6)
38.4
(101.1)
33.4
(92.1)
31.8
(89.2)
34.0
(93.2)
35.8
(96.4)
32.8
(91.0)
29.3
(84.7)
41.5
(106.7)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
13.9
(57.0)
18.9
(66.0)
23.7
(74.7)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81.0)
25.6
(78.1)
24.6
(76.3)
24.2
(75.6)
21.1
(70.0)
16.6
(61.9)
13.2
(55.8)
11.8
(53.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 2.0
(0.08)
1.0
(0.04)
0
(0)
3.0
(0.12)
20
(0.8)
103.0
(4.06)
247.0
(9.72)
288.0
(11.34)
83.0
(3.27)
23.0
(0.91)
14.0
(0.55)
5.0
(0.20)
789
(31.1)
Average rainy days (≥ 0 mm) 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.9 4.8 13.6 15.0 5.8 1.1 1.1 0.3 43.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 274 279 307 329 237.0 130 111.6 222 291 273 288.3 3,020
Source: HKO[3]

Divisions[edit]

Map of Ahmedabad district under Bombay Presidency, British India 1877
Talukas of Ahmedabad district


Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Ahmedabad district has a population of 7,214,225,[2] roughly equal to Hong Kong[4] or the U.S. state of Washington.[5] This gives it a ranking of 8th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 983 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.31%.[2] Ahmedabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 86.65%. The divided district has a population of 7,045,313. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 747,806 and 88,911 which is 10.61% and 1.26% of the population respectively.[2]

Religions in Ahmedabad district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
83.54%
Islam
12.38%
Jainism
2.96%
Christianity
0.72%
Other or not stated
0.40%

Hindus are 5,885,869 while Muslims are 871,887, Jains are 208,575 and Christians 50,631.[6]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 74.21% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 16.01% Hindi, 2.78% Urdu, 1.80% Sindhi, 1.64% Marathi and 1.55% Marwari as their first language.[7]

It had a population of 5,816,519 of which 80.18% were urban as of 2001.[8]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901681,713—    
1911717,107+0.51%
1921765,900+0.66%
1931850,077+1.05%
19411,178,608+3.32%
19511,516,191+2.55%
19612,016,668+2.89%
19712,765,925+3.21%
19813,706,573+2.97%
19914,631,351+2.25%
20015,893,164+2.44%
20117,214,225+2.04%
source:[9]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Gujarat".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "Ahmedabad Climate Record". Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Hong Kong 7,122,508 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Washington 6,724,540
  6. ^ a b "C-16 Population By Religion - Gujarat". census.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ "India Map". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  10. ^ "Hemacandra". Jain World. Archived from the original on April 29, 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