Entrance of the AMUL Dairy
Location of district in Gujarat
|• Total||3,204 km2 (1,237 sq mi)|
|• Rank||14th in state|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Anand District is an administrative district of Gujarat state in western India and is popularly known as Charotar. 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 Khambhat, Karamsad, Tarapur, Petlad, Borsad and Sojitra.
According to the 2011 census Anand district has a population of 2,092,745 (With total Males 1,088,253 and total Females 1,002,023), roughly equal to the nation of North Macedonia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 219th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 711 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,840/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.57%. Anand has a sex ratio of 921 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.79% (Males 93.23% and Females 77.76%).
Points of interest
- Anand City - birthplace of Tribhuvandas Patel, Founder of Anand Milk Union Limited and Cooperative movement, Milk City.
- Amul - Origin of Operation Flood, the White Revolution of India
- National Dairy Development Board - Headquarters
- Institute of Rural Management Anand
- Anand Agricultural University
- Sardar Patel University- Located in Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand District.
- Karamsad - Native place of Sardar Patel.
- Khambhat - A historic and ancient port in the bay of Khambhat, known for its trade with foreign countries.
- Bhadran - was given nickname "Paris of Gaekwad state" due to its prosperity and civil works carried by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III about one century ago.
- Dakor - This is not in Anand district but in the nearby Kheda district. Hindu temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna.
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Macedonia 2,077,328 July 2011 est.
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New Mexico - 2,059,179
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