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Nadiad

Nadiad
City
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; 72.86
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
DistrictKheda
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyNadiad Municipality
Area
 • Total165.16 km2 (63.77 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,25,071
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
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.It is well on track to become a Municipal Corporation with the inclusion of various peripheral villages like Uttarsanda,Piplag,Dumral,Tundel,Dabhan,Yoginagar,Kamla(part), Manjipura(part), Bilodara, Marida & Fatepur etc.  Nadiad is the One of the Largest City in the Gujarat State of India.

History

The city of Nadiad is said to have been settled by rope dancers, hence the historical name of "Natapadra" (outskirts of/for natas) or "Natpur" (city for natas). It is also referred to as 'Nandgam'. The city has nine routes, and on each route there is a step well. The city is also well known for the number 9: there are 9 villages or towns located to all the 9 roads that exit from Nadiad; 9 step wells around the city; and 9 lakes in the city. Nadiad was also known as 'Sakshar Bhumi', or The land of educated.

The city was formerly ruled by Muslims, and later on by the Gaekwad of Baroda. Malhar Rao Gaekwad built the first Hindu temple called Narayan Dev Mandir located in the centre of the city. [1]

Geography

Nadiad is located at 22°42′N 72°52′E / 22.7°N 72.87°E / 22.7; 72.87.[2] It has an average elevation of 35 metres (114 feet).[citation needed]

Climate

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

Religions in Nadiad
Religion Percent
Hindus
79.7%
Muslims
14.9%

As of 2011 India census,[3] 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

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. 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.[4][5]

Education

Some of educational institutes located in Nadiad are:

First medical college "Dr N D Desai Medical medical college Nadiad, Gujarat" is started in 2017 under DDIT and Dharmsinh Desai University - [DDU], Nadiad . The college self finance with capacity of 150 students take up every year.

References

  1. ^ [www.nadiad.in]. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Nadiad
  3. ^ "Nadiad City Population Census 2011 | Gujarat". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ Share on Twitter (23 June 2014). "Vishvesh Parmar celebrates World Music Day". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ Share on Twitter (19 February 2014). "Vishvesh Parmar's new music outing". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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