List of districts of Gujarat

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The western Indian state of Gujarat has 33 districts after several splits of the original 17 at its 1960 creation.[1]

Districts of Gujarat, 2013

Kutch is the largest district of Gujarat while Dang is the smallest. Ahmedabad district has the highest population while Dang has the lowest. Surat is the most densely populated district while Kutch is the least.

There are 249 Talukas (subdivisions of districts) in Gujarat.[2][3]


History[edit]

1960[edit]

Gujarat state was created on 1 May 1960 out of the 17 northern districts of Bombay State when that was split on a linguistic basis (also creating Marthi-speaking Maharashtra).

They are as follow : Ahmedabad, Amreli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dang, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kachchh, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar and Vadodara.

1964[edit]

In 1964 Gandhinagar was formed from parts of Ahmedabad and Mehsana

1966[edit]

In 1966 Valsad was split from Surat.

1997[edit]

On 2 October 1997, five new districts were created:

2000[edit]

In 2000 Patan District was formed from parts of Banaskantha and Mehsana.

2007[edit]

On 2 October 2007, Tapi was split from Surat, as the state's 26th district.

2013[edit]

On 15 August 2013, seven new districts were created:[4]

List of districts by division[edit]

Here is the list of districts, organized by division:

Table[edit]

No. District District
Headquarters
Population
2001 Census[5]
Population
2011 Census[5]
Area (km²) Density (per km²)
2011
Year of
Formation
Taluka/Tehsil Total
Talukas
1 Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 5,673,090 7,045,313 7,170 983 1960 Ahmedabad
Bavla
Daskroi
Detroj-Rampura
Dhandhuka
Dholera
Dholka
Mandal
Sanand
Viramgam
10
2 Amreli Amreli 1,393,880 1,513,614 6,760 224 1960 Amreli
Babra
Bagasara
Dhari
Jafrabad
Khambha
Kunkavav vadia
Lathi
Lilia
Rajula
Savarkundla
11
3 Anand Anand 1,856,712 2,090,276 4,690 446 1997 Anand
Anklav
Borsad
Khambhat
Petlad
Sojitra
Tarapur
Umreth
8
4 Aravalli Modasa 908,797 1,039,918 3,217 323 2013 Bayad
Bhiloda
Dhansura
Malpur
Meghraj
Modasa
6
5 Banaskantha Palanpur 2,502,843 3,116,045 12,703 245 1960 Amirgadh
Bhabhar
Danta
Dantiwada
Deesa
Deodar
Dhanera
Kankrej
Lakhani
Palanpur
Suigam
Tharad
Vadgam
Vav
14
6 Bharuch Bharuch 1,370,104 1,550,822 6,524 238 1960 Bharuch
Amod
Anklesvar
Hansot
Jambusar
Jhagadia
Netrang
Vagra
Valia
9
7 Bhavnagar Bhavnagar 2,065,492 2,393,272 8,334 287 1960 Bhavnagar
Gariadhar
Ghogha
Jesar
Mahuva
Palitana
Sihor
Talaja
Umrala
Vallabhipur
10
8 Botad Botad 547,567 656,005 2,564 256 2013 Botad
Barwala
Gadhada
Ranpur
4
9 Chhota Udaipur Chhota Udaipur 909,799 1,071,831 3,237 331 2013 Chhota Udepur
Bodeli
Jetpur pavi
Kavant
Nasvadi
Sankheda
6
10 Dahod Dahod 1,635,374 2,126,558 3,642 583 1997 Dahod
Devgadh baria
Dhanpur
Fatepura
Garbada
Limkheda
Sanjeli
Jhalod
8
11 Dang Ahwa 186,712 226,769 1,764 129 1960 Ahwa
Subir
Waghai
3
12 Devbhoomi Dwarka Khambhalia 623,091 752,484 5,684 132 2013 Bhanvad
Kalyanpur
Khambhalia
Okhamandal
4
13 Gandhinagar Gandhinagar 1,334,731 1,387,478 2,163 641 1964 Gandhinagar
Dehgam
Kalol
Mansa
4
14 Gir Somnath Veraval 1,059,675 1,217,477 3,754 324 2013 Gir Gadhda
Kodinar
Patan-veraval
Sutrapada
Talala
Una
6
15 Jamnagar Jamnagar 1,281,187 1,407,635 8,441 167 1960 Jamnagar
Dhrol
Jamjodhpur
Jodiya
Kalavad
Lalpur
6
16 Junagadh Junagadh 1,388,498 1,525,605 5,092 300 1960 Junagadh City
Bhesana
Junagadh Rural
Keshod
Malia
Manavadar
Mangrol
Mendarda
Vanthali
Visavadar
10
17 Kutch Bhuj 1,526,321 2,090,313 45,652 46 1960 Abdasa
Anjar
Bhachau
Bhuj
Gandhidham
Lakhpat
Mandvi
Mundra
Nakhatrana
Rapar
10
18 Kheda Nadiad 1,806,929 2,053,769 3,667 560 1960 Kheda
Galteshwar
Kapadvanj
Kathlal
Mahudha
Matar
Mehmedabad
Nadiad
Thasra
Vaso
10
19 Mahisagar Lunavada 861,562 994,624 2,500 398 2013 Balasinor
Kadana
Khanpur
Lunawada
Santrampur
Virpur
6
20 Mehsana Mehsana 1,837,696 2,027,727 4,386 419 1960 Mehsana
Becharaji
Jotana
Kadi
Kheralu
Satlasana
Unjha
Vadnagar
Vijapur
Visnagar
Gojariya
11
21 Morbi Morbi 825,301 960,329 4,871 197 2013 Halvad
Maliya
Morbi
Tankara
Wankaner
5
22 Narmada Rajpipla 514,083 590,379 2,749 215 1997 Dediapada
Garudeshwar
Nandod
Sagbara
Tilakwada
5
23 Navsari Navsari 1,229,250 1,330,711 2,211 602 1997 Navsari
Vansda
Chikhli
Gandevi
Jalalpore
Khergam
6
24 Panchmahal Godhra 1,381,002 1,642,268 3,272 502 1960 Ghoghamba
Godhra
Halol
Jambughoda
Kalol
Morwa Hadaf
Shehera
7
25 Patan Patan 1,181,941 1,342,746 5,738 234 2000 Patan
Chanasma
Harij
Radhanpur
Sami
Sankheswar
Santalpur
Sarasvati
Sidhpur
9
26 Porbandar Porbandar 536,854 586,062 2,294 255 1997 Porbandar
Kutiyana
Ranavav
3
27 Rajkot Rajkot 2,488,885 3,015,229 7,550 399 1960 Rajkot
Dhoraji
Gondal
Jamkandorna
Jasdan
Jetpur
Kotada Sangani
Lodhika
Paddhari
Upleta
Vinchchiya
11
28 Sabarkantha Himmatnagar 1,173,734 1,388,671 4,173 333 1960 Himatnagar
Idar
Khedbrahma
Poshina
Prantij
Talod
Vadali
Vijaynagar
8
29 Surat Surat 4,996,391 6,079,231 4,418 1,337 1960 Surat
Bardoli
Choryasi
Kamrej
Mahuva
Mandvi
Mangrol
Olpad
Palsana
Umarpada
10
30 Surendranagar Surendranagar 1,370,843 1,585,268 9,271 171 1960 Chotila
Chuda
Dasada
Dhrangadhra
Lakhtar
Limbdi
Muli
Sayla
Thangadh
Wadhwan
10
31 Tapi Vyara 719,634 806,489 3,249 248 2007 Nizar
Songadh
Uchchhal
Valod
Vyara
5
32 Vadodara Vadodara 2,732,003 3,093,795 4,312 718 1960 Vadodara
Dabhoi
Desar
Karjan
Padra
Savli
Sinor
Vaghodia
8
33 Valsad Valsad 1,410,680 1,703,068 3,034 561 1966 Valsad
Dharampur
Kaprada
Pardi
Umbergaon
Vapi
6
Total Talukas in state: 249

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave, Kapil (7 October 2012). "Next Republic Day, Gujarat will be bigger...". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Village Map - Revenue Department". Internet Archive. 25 March 2016. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Govt Announces 23 New Talukas". HighBeam Research. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.narendramodi.in/promises-delivered-gujarat-cabinet-approves-creation- of-7-new-districts-and-22-new-talukas/
  5. ^ a b "Ranking of Districts by Population Size, 2001 and 2011". 2011 census of India. Government of India. Retrieved 3 May 2012.