Location of district in Gujarat
|• Total||2,163 km2 (835 sq mi)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||GJ 18|
It has an area of 649 km², and a population of 1,334,455 of which 35.02% were urban (2001 census). The district includes Gandhinagar with three Suburbs - Motera, Adalaj. The four tehsils are - Gandhinagar, Kalol INA, Dahegam and Mansa - and 216 villages.
Connected to Ahmedabad by the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway, and with Vadodara with the Ahmedabad-Vadodara highway, these three cities form the top population centres and commercial heart of Gujarat and western India.
Gandhinagar city is a well planned city like Chandigarh (State Capital of Haryana & Punjab, India) which is having 30 sectors which are of 1 km each in Length and Width. Each sector has a primary school, a secondary school, a higher secondary school, a medical dispensary, a shopping centre and a maintenance office.
Gandhinagar has infocity nearby which is housing IT companies. Many big IT companies like TCS, Cybage has presence in infocity whereas PCS is located at GIDC area. Many more companies are planning to come to infocity. Etech, Inc., one of the major BPO players in Gujarat is also based here along with operations in Vadodara and Texas.
Akshardham Gandhinagar is situated in Sector-20. It is one of the major Hindu Temple complex of Gujarat.
Gandhinagar has many educational institutions like Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT, EDI, Indian Plasma Research Institute, and Gujarat Law University. Gandhinagar's Education level is highest in Gujarat, 87.11% all over the Gujarat, therefore Gandhinagar is most popular City & Called "THE HEART" Of Gujarat.
According to the 2011 census Gandhinagar district has a population of 1,387,478, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. The district has a population density of 660 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,700/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.15%. Gandhinagar has a sex ratio of 920 females for every 1000 males,. It had a literacy rate of 76.5% in 2001 which rose by an impressive 10 percentage points in 10 years to literacy rate of 85.78% in 2011.
A blend of heritage, history and culture, Gandhinagar is one of the most harmonious city that one can ever visit. A home to the Akshardham Temple that is adorned with pink stone and beautiful carving, Gandhinagar also houses:
- Swaminarayan Temple
- Sarita Udyan
- Capital Complex
- Hanumanji Temple
- Children's Park
- Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park
- Mahatma Mandir
- Blackbuck National Park
- Rani Roopmatis Mosque
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