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Narmada district

Narmada District
District
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Coordinates: 21°43′12″N 73°36′00″E / 21.7199459°N 73.60°E / 21.7199459; 73.60
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictNarmada
Population
 (2011)
 • Total590,297
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ-22
Websitegujaratindia.com

Narmada district is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India. The district headquarters are located at Rajpipla.[citation needed] The district is bounded by Vadodara district in the north, by Maharashtra state in the east, by Tapi district in the south and by Bharuch district in the west. The district occupies an area of 2,755 km² and has a population of 590,297 (as of 2011). It was 10.44% urban as of 2011.[1] As of 2011, it is the third least populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Dang and Porbandar.[2]

89.5% of the district's population is rural and 81.6% of the population is scheduled tribes.[3]

History

This district was carved out on October 2, 1997. The newly formed district consisted of Tilakwada taluka of erstwhile Vadodara district and 3 talukas of erstwhile Bharuch district: Nandod, Dediyapada and Sagbara.[4]

Divisions

The district consists of 5 talukas: Tilakwada, Garudeshwar, Nandod (including Rajpipla), Dediyapada, and Sagbara.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Narmada one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[5] It is one of the six districts in Gujarat currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[5]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Narmada district has a population of 590,297,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[6] or the US state of Wyoming.[7] This gives it a ranking of 528th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 214 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.77%.[2] Narmada has a sex ratio of 960 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.29%.[2]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 68.50% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 16.70% Bhili, 13.64% Hindi and 0.82% Marathi as their first language.[8]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901105,930—    
1911121,901+1.41%
1921124,941+0.25%
1931142,172+1.30%
1941169,679+1.78%
1951188,765+1.07%
1961244,985+2.64%
1971312,095+2.45%
1981374,940+1.85%
1991449,376+1.83%
2001514,404+1.36%
2011590,297+1.39%
source:[9]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Narmada District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Gujarat) - Census 2011". Census India.
  4. ^ "About District". Narmada District Panchayat.
  5. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Wyoming 563,626
  8. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901