Kheda district

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Kheda district
district
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country  India
State Gujarat
Headquarters Nadiad
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ 7
Website gujaratindia.com

Kheda District is one of the thirty-three districts of Gujarat state in western India. Nadiad city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

History[edit]

Kaira district (1855)

Formerly known as Kaira District, in 1997 it was divided in two with the southern part becoming Anand District.[1] The Charotar region of Kaira consisted of four taluka: Anand, Borsad, Nadiad, and Petlad.[2] When the district was divided, Nadiad Taluka went with Kheda District and the other three with Anand District.[3]

During the struggle for independence in the first half of the 20th century, the Patidars of the Charotar region and other areas in Kaida resisted the British in a number of standoffs, notably the Kaira anti-tax campaign of 1913, the Borsad satyagraha of 1923,[4] and the Bardoli satyagraha of 1928.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Kheda District
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.0%
Muslims
11.5%

According to the 2011 census Kheda district has a population of 2,298,934,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Latvia[7] or the US state of New Mexico.[8] This gives it a ranking of 197th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 541 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,400/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.81%.[6] Kheda has a sex ratio of 937 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 84.31%.[6]

Culture[edit]

Dakor houses a temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna. The temple town of Vadtal, Bochasan & Nadiad comes within this district. They are pilgrimage places of Swaminarayan Sampraday.

Notable personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Anand District". Gujarat Government. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Heredia, Ruth (1997). The Amul India Story. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-07-463160-7. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Satyagraha means the nonviolent resistance popularised by Gandhi. Gandhi, Mahatma K. (1951). Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). New York: Schocken. p. 189–190. OCLC 606004619. 
  5. ^ Heredia 1997, p. 10
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Latvia 2,204,708 July 2011 est. 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179 
  9. ^ Joshi, S. (1969). "Life against Death: The Poetry of Ravji Patel". Books Abroad. 43 (4): 499–503. doi:10.2307/40123774. JSTOR 40123774. 

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Coordinates: 22°45′N 72°41′E / 22.750°N 72.683°E / 22.750; 72.683