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Ahmedabad district

Ahmedabad District
District
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Country India
StateGujarat
HeadquartersAhmedabad
Government
 • District CollectorAditya Vaghela
Area
 • Total8,107 km2 (3,130 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,214,225
 • Rank1 of 33 in Gujarat
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Amdavadi
Time zoneI
 • Summer (DST)IST (UTC+05:30)
Vehicle registrationGJ-1, GJ-27, GJ-38
Websitegujaratindia.com

Ahmedabad District comprises the city of Ahmedabad, in the central part of the state of Gujarat in western India. It is the seventh most populous district in India (out of 640).[2]

History

Map of Ahmedabad district under Bombay Presidency, British India 1877

Ahmedabad district was a part of Bombay Presidency encompassing several subdivisions.

Geography

Ahmedabad District is surrounded by Mehsana and Gandhinagar districts to the north, Kheda and Anand Districts to the east, the Gulf of Khambhat (Gulf of Cambay), Botad and Bhavnagar districts to the south, and Surendranagar district to the west. Its headquarters is the city of Ahmedabad.10 talukas of the District include 474 villages, 1 deserted village, 1 corporation, 1 cantonment area and 7 municipalities.

Climate

Climate data for Ahmedabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
30.4
(86.7)
35.6
(96.1)
39.8
(103.6)
41.5
(106.7)
38.4
(101.1)
33.4
(92.1)
31.8
(89.2)
34.0
(93.2)
35.8
(96.4)
32.8
(91.0)
29.3
(84.7)
41.5
(106.7)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
13.9
(57.0)
18.9
(66.0)
23.7
(74.7)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81.0)
25.6
(78.1)
24.6
(76.3)
24.2
(75.6)
21.1
(70.0)
16.6
(61.9)
13.2
(55.8)
11.8
(53.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 2.0
(0.08)
1.0
(0.04)
0
(0)
3.0
(0.12)
20
(0.8)
103.0
(4.06)
247.0
(9.72)
288.0
(11.34)
83.0
(3.27)
23.0
(0.91)
14.0
(0.55)
5.0
(0.20)
789
(31.1)
Average rainy days (≥ 0 mm) 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.9 4.8 13.6 15.0 5.8 1.1 1.1 0.3 43.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 274 279 307 329 237.0 130 111.6 222 291 273 288.3 3,020
Source: HKO[3]

Divisions

Talukas of Ahmedabad district

Ahmedabad District is divided into ten talukas.

Talukas

Localities in Ahmedabad City

Demographics

Religions in Ahmedabad District
Religion Percent
Hindus
81.00%
Muslims
19.00%

According to the 2011 census Ahmedabad district has a population of 7,214,225,[2] roughly equal to Hong Kong[4] or the US state of Washington.[5] This gives it a ranking of 8th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 983 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.31%.[2] Ahmedabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 86.65%.[2]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 74.81% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 17.55% Hindi, 2.72% Urdu, 1.79% Sindhi and 1.60% Marathi as their first language.[6]

It had a population of 5,816,519 of which 80.18% were urban as of 2001.[7]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901681,713—    
1911717,107+0.51%
1921765,900+0.66%
1931850,077+1.05%
19411,178,608+3.32%
19511,516,191+2.55%
19612,016,668+2.89%
19712,765,925+3.21%
19813,706,573+2.97%
19914,631,351+2.25%
20015,893,164+2.44%
20117,214,225+2.04%
source:[8]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Districts of Gujarat".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "Ahmedabad Climate Record". Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Hong Kong 7,122,508 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Washington 6,724,540
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ "India Map". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  9. ^ "Hemacandra". Jain World. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06.

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