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|Collector||Shri. Lalit P. Padalia, I.A.S|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 2673|
|Vehicle registration||GJ 20|
Dahod is a small city on the banks of the Dudhimati River in Dahod District in the State of Gujarat, India. The city serves as District Headquarters for Dahod District. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Ahmedabad and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Vadodara. It is also known as Dohad (meaning "two boundaries", as the borders of the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are nearby). Dahod is a model town in Gujarat. It is the birthplace of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb.
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was born in the fort of Dahod in 1618, during the reign of Jahangir. Aurangzeb was said to have ordered his ministers to favour this town, as it was his birthplace. Tatya Tope, the freedom fighter, is known to have absconded in Dahod. He is believed to have lived his last days in this region.
It was previously within the boundaries of Panchmahal District. The area of Godi Road/Godhra Road has been considerably developed, making the overall residence and commercial area very expansive. Urban Bank Hospital is situated here. The foundation stone for a dental college was recently laid by the trust of philanthropist Girdharlal Sheth.[when?]
As per the 2011 census, Dahod had a population of 791,685. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Dahod had an average literacy rate of 45.65%, lower than the national average of 59.5%.
Dahod town has many educational institutions like Hindi Higher Secondary School, Hindi Primary School, St.Stephen's Higher Secondary School, Government Engineering College, St' Mary School, Government Polytechnic, M.Y. High School, Little Flowers School, Jamali English School, Burhani English Medium School, R.L Pandya High School, Sunrise Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya among others.
Health and real estate
Dahod is also a medical hub for Gujarat, and surrounding areas of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Dahod hosts some non-profit health centers like Urban Bank hospital, Anjuman Trust, and Government Hospital. Drashtri Netralaya is a famous non-profit eye clinic with a staff of 20+ specialists. It also offers a Diploma in Optometry course.
In recent years, the real estate in Dahod has increased in value considerably. Shortly introduced a new business empirer or a hub in the city named DK group of industry managed by engineering groups.
Arts and Authors
The town's Najmi Masjeed mosque, inaugurated in 2002, is one of the largest mosques in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Sachin Desai wrote Gujarati books about Dahod: 'દાહોદ ડોટ કોમ' and 'Atit na ovare, vikas na pagthare Dahod'. He also wrote weekly column a Dokiyu from last 24 years. Sachin Desai & Gopi Sheth have also managed a Gujarati news website, founded in 1995–'96. They both give daily updates of Dahod to more than 45,000 residents via Dahod Google Group. Dahod Online is another website, created by youth of Dahod. The peoples of Dahod are very polite and secular to every religion and live peacefully which makes the unique feature of dahod . Many legends are born here working in different field such as doctors, engineers, scientists, actors etc.
Dahod Television Network also known as DTN is the local news channel of Dahod which telecast weekly news of dahod owned by Kaidbhai Chunawala and anchored by Dr. Bhupendra Chaudhary who worked in many Gujarati, Hindi, Haryanvi films as well as done many serials on renowned channels such as star plus, colors etc. which makes feel dahod and dahodians very proud . Dahod is also famous for its handicraft products by Sahaj-An Organisation for Women's Development, an NGO with outreach to 3000 women, Founded in 2001 by Jabeen Jambughodawala, Sahaj Create fine handicraft products and an established brand in tribal handicraft in India and the world. sahajindia is their website which provide information on their products and events. 
Dahod is connected to all major towns of Gujarat by public transport service operated by GSRTC. And Dahod is Railway Junction that connects Dahod with different parts of state and nation.
- "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.