Dahegam

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Dahegam
Dahegam
city
Dahegam is located in Gujarat
Dahegam
Dahegam
Dahegam is located in India
Dahegam
Dahegam
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°10′N 72°49′E / 23.17°N 72.82°E / 23.17; 72.82Coordinates: 23°10′N 72°49′E / 23.17°N 72.82°E / 23.17; 72.82
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Gandhinagar
Government
 • Type Municipality
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 42,632 [1]
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ18
Website gujaratindia.com

Dahegam is a city and a municipality in Gandhinagar district in the state of Gujarat, India.

History[edit]

Dahegam has 800 years of history. During 1257 AD, Gujarat was under the Khilji dynasty. Jafar Khan of the Tughlak dynasty had overpowered King Ram Ray Rathod of Idar. The Mughals took control of a majority of the Gujarat during this period. Later, the Marathas administered the region during 1753 AD. Damaji Gaikwad is considered to be most significant ruler. Dahegam taluka was founded in 1875 AD during Gaikwad rule and it soon become a major political center in the area. It was conferred municipality or nagarpalika status in 1987 as a part of Ahmedabad district. When Ahmedabad district was halved in 1998, Dahegam became a part of Gandhinagar district. [2]

Geography[edit]

Dahegam is located at 23°10′N 72°49′E / 23.17°N 72.82°E / 23.17; 72.82.[3] It has an average elevation of 73 metres (239 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Dahegam had a population of 38,083. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dahegam has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73% and, female literacy is 58%. In Dahegam, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The taluka has different kinds of communities and religious people and all people lives with great harmony. There are two big statues in this town, one of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Bus Depo and other Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Nehru Cross Roads.

Though the Dahegam has different religious communities, all are living in unity and that is the reason why dahegam is not divided into many parts.

There are 200+ Jain(Vaniya) home in whole Dahegam taluka. There are 3 Jain derasar in Dehgam city itself, out of which Munisuvrat Swami Derasar is the ancient of all the Derasar in dahegam.

Lot of Kachhi Patels have migrated to this place mostly doing farming, timber and other businesses. They have mixed up well with the local community and have made this place their hometown.

Places of interest[edit]

Places to visit are Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir, Umiya Mataji Mandir, old Dahegam, Nehru crossroads, and 2 man-made lakes one of which is now cleaned and renovated. BAPS swaminarayan temple is very beautiful place of dahegam. Also, several different kinds of industries like big cold storage industries and cotton processing industries and steel fabricating and making industries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dehgam Population Census 2011". 
  2. ^ "Dahegam City History". HopAroundIndia.com. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dahegam
  4. ^ "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.