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Jamnagar district

Jamnagar District
Nickname(s): 
Paris of Saurashtra
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Coordinates: 22°13′N 69°42′E / 22.217°N 69.700°E / 22.217; 69.700
Country India
StateGujarat
RegionSaurashtra
Nawanagar1540 A.D.
Founded byJam Rawalji Jadeja
Named forJam, The title of Jadeja rulers.
HeadquartersJamnagar
Area
 • Total14,184 km2 (5,476 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,160,119
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Halaree
Languages
 • Officialkutchi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ-10
Websitegujaratindia.com
Districts of Saurastra, Gujarat

Jamnagar District is a district of India located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. Its headquarters are located in the eponymous city of Jamnagar. It hosts the production facilities of large Indian companies[1] such as Reliance. Among its attractions are several palaces,[1] a Marine National Park and a Bird Sanctuary, known as Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary.[2]

Lakhota Palace

Talukas (administrative divisions)

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Jamnagar district has a population of 2,160,119,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Namibia[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a district population ranking of 212th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 153 inhabitants per square kilometre (400/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.38%.[3] Jamnagar has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males.[3] It had literacy rate of 66.4% in 2001 which rose impressively in a decade to literacy rate of 74.4% by 2011.[3]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 87.78% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 6.28% Sindhi and 2.53% Hindi as their first language.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901352,150—    
1911359,604+0.21%
1921359,631+0.00%
1931425,463+1.70%
1941517,833+1.98%
1951616,896+1.77%
1961828,419+2.99%
19711,111,343+2.98%
19811,393,076+2.29%
19911,563,558+1.16%
20011,904,278+1.99%
20112,160,119+1.27%
source:[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Jamnagar District Map". Mapsofindia.com. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ Mustak Amin Mepani. "Jamnagar the beautiful - Tourist information". Jamnagar.org. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Namibia 2,147,585
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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