Mahisagar district

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Mahisagar district
મહીસાગર જિલ્લો
district
Location in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat
Coordinates: 23°07′59″N 73°37′00″E / 23.133°N 73.6167°E / 23.133; 73.6167Coordinates: 23°07′59″N 73°37′00″E / 23.133°N 73.6167°E / 23.133; 73.6167
Country  India
State Gujarat
Headquarters Lunawada
Established 26 January 2013
Named for Mahi River
Government
 • Type District Panchayat
Area
 • Total 2,260.64 km2 (872.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 994,624
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 389230
Telephone code +912674
Vehicle registration GJ-35
Website http://mahisagar.gujarat.gov.in/

Mahisagar district – also Mahisagar – (Gujarati: મહીસાગર જિલ્લો) is a district in the state of Gujarat in India that came into being on 26 January 2013, becoming the 28th district of the state. The district has been carved out of the Panchmahal district and Kheda district.[1]

Lunawada, capital of the former princely state of Lunavada,[2] is the district capital of Mahisagar. It started its operation in full-fledged from 15 August 2013, by the opening of the Collector Office on Godhra Road.

Talukas[edit]

Mahisagar district consist of 6 talukas:
1. Khanpur
2. Kadana
3. Virpur
4. Santrampur
5. Lunawada
6. Balasinor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahisagar now a district in Gujarat". DNA. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Lunawada Princely State (9 gun salute)