Nadiad

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Nadiad
City
Santram Mandir
Santram Mandir
Nickname(s): 
સાક્ષરનગરી, Natpur, Greencity
Nadiad is located in Gujarat
Nadiad
Nadiad
Nadiad is located in India
Nadiad
Nadiad
Coordinates: 22°41′N 72°52′E / 22.69°N 72.86°E / 22.69; 72.86Coordinates: 22°41′N 72°52′E / 22.69°N 72.86°E / 22.69; 72.86
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
DistrictKheda
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyNadiad Municipality
Area
 • City45.16 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
 • Metro
60.36 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Area rank8th in Gujarat
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City2,25,071 (2,011)
 • Rank13th in Gujarat
 • Density4,983.85/km2 (12,908.1/sq mi)
 • Metro
3,30,400 (2,021, expected)
Demonym(s)Nadiyadi, Charotari
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
387 001,387 002,387 003
Telephone code0268
Vehicle registrationGJ-7
Websitenadiadmunicipality.com

Nadiad is a city in the state of Gujarat, India and the administrative centre of the Kheda district.

History[edit]

The city of Nadiad was settled by rope dancers, it has historical names as Natapadra , Natpur. It is also referred to as 'Nandgam'. 'Sakshar Bhumi' (The land of educated).[1][better source needed]

The city was formerly ruled by Muslim Rulers and later by the Gaekwad of Baroda.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nadiad is located at Latitude: 22°41′37″ N and Longitude: 72°51′41″ E. It has an average elevation of 41 meters (134 feet).[3] it has area of 45.16 square meter city area. its 8th largest city in Gujarat state. Its middle of two major cities Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

Climate[edit]

Nadiad usually has mild winters and very hot summers, with an average of from 32 °C (90 °F) to 46 °C (115 °F), and an average rainfall from 70 centimetres (28 in) to 120 centimetres (47 in).

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Nadiad
Religion Percent
Hindus
79.7%
Muslims
14.9%

As of 2011 India census,[4] Nadiad had a population of 225,071. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nadiad has an average literacy rate of 95%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 96%, and female literacy is 94%. In Nadiad, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

People[edit]

Santram Mandir is famous for its religious following, but for the public service activities too. undertaken there, such as free medical care for low-income individuals and feeding programmes for the poor and sadhus.

Nadiad was also the land of laureates and writers during the later years of 19th century and beginning of the 20th. The author of the epic Gujarati novel 'Saraswatichandra', Govardhanram Tripathi, Indulal Yagnik freedom fighter and writer who lead Mahagujarat Movement demanding separate statehood to Gujarat was born here.

The humorist Bakul Tripathi was born in Nadiad.

The spiritual leader Chunilal Asharam Bhavsar as known as Pujya Mota was born in Nadiad. He founded Hari Ohm Ashram.

Nadiad is the birthplace of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Praful Patel and Dinsha Patel.

Akshar Patel (born 20 January 1994) is an Indian cricketer. He plays as all-rounder for the Gujarat cricket team. He is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He was signed to the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013, and then by Kings XI Punjab in 2014, and then by Delhi Capitals in 2019. He made his One-Day International debut against Bangladesh in 2014. He was part of India's 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup .

Vishvesh Parmar a Bollywood singer, music composer, record producer and sound engineer. He is famous for his viral hit song Pankhida from the film Kevi Rite Jaish and has sung for the Bollywood films such as Rakta Charitra, Gang of Ghosts and Kevi Rite Jaish.[5][6]

Education[edit]

Some of the educational institutes located in Nadiad are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ usa. "History of Nadiad – usa". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ "About Nadiad City".
  3. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Nadiad. Latitude, longitude, and elevation above sea level of Nadiad, India". dateandtime.info. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Nadiad City Population Census 2011 | Gujarat". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Vishvesh Parmar celebrates World Music Day". The Times of India. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Vishvesh Parmar's new music outing". The Times of India. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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