Anand district

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Anand district
Entrance of the Amul dairy cooperative
Entrance of the Amul dairy cooperative
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Coordinates: 22°34′N 72°56′E / 22.57°N 72.93°E / 22.57; 72.93Coordinates: 22°34′N 72°56′E / 22.57°N 72.93°E / 22.57; 72.93
Country India
StateGujarat
Area
 • Total3,204 km2 (1,237 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,092,745
 • Rank14th in state
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ-23[1]
Websitehttps://ananddp.gujarat.gov.in/Anand

Anand District is an administrative district of Gujarat state in western India and whose popular nickname is Charotar.[3]  It was carved out of the Kheda district in 1997. Anand is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is bounded by Kheda District to the north, Vadodara District to the east, Ahmedabad District to the west, and the Gulf of Khambhat to the south. Major towns are Umreth, Khambhat, Karamsad, Tarapur, Petlad, Borsad and Sojitra.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Anand district has a population of 2,092,745[4] (With total Males 1,088,253[5] and total Females 1,002,023),[5] roughly equal to the nation of North Macedonia[6] or the US state of New Mexico.[7] This gives it a ranking of 219th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 711 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,840/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.57%.[4] Anand has a sex ratio of 921 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 85.79%[4] (Males 93.23%[5] and Females 77.76%).[5] Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 4.99% and 1.19% of the population respectively.

Religions in Anand district (2011)[8]
Religion Percent
Hindus
85.95%
Muslims
11.99%
Christians
1.42%
Other or not stated
0.64%

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 96.67% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati and 2.10% Hindi as their first language.[9]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901512,296—    
1911502,049−0.20%
1921509,946+0.16%
1931554,746+0.85%
1941659,996+1.75%
1951796,376+1.90%
1961958,629+1.87%
19711,173,757+2.05%
19811,448,666+2.13%
19911,642,615+1.26%
20011,856,872+1.23%
20112,092,745+1.20%
source:[10]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Anand District is administratively divided into eight talukas or subdistricts: Anand, Anklav, Borsad, Khambhat, Petlad, Sojitra, Tarapur, and Umreth.[11]

Politics[edit]

No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
108 Khambhat Mayur Raval BJP
109 Borsad Rajendrasinh Parmar INC
110 Anklav Amit Chavda INC
111 Umreth Govind Parmar BJP
112 Anand Kantibhai Sodharparmar INC
113 Petlad Niranjan Patel INC
114 Sojitra Punambhai Parmar INC

Points of interest[edit]

Topographical map of Anand district

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTO Gujarat Codes". Archived from the original on 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  2. ^ "Anand Pin Code". MapsofIndia.com. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  3. ^ "History of Anand District". Gujarat Government. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Gujarat Distrct Census - Anand" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  5. ^ a b c d "Anand District Panchayat". ananddp.gujarat.gov.in. 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-01. Macedonia 2,077,328 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  8. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Gujarat". census.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  9. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  10. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  11. ^ "Gujarat Administrative Divisions 2011" (PDF). Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 October 2011.
  12. ^ http://anandct.com
  13. ^ "Welcome to Anand Agricultural University | Anand Agricultural University, Anand". Archived from the original on 2019-08-27. Retrieved 2009-08-25.

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