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Tapi district

Tapi district
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country India
 • Total807,022
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 26

Tapi district is one of the 33 districts of Gujarat state in western India.It has 7 talukas Vyara, Songadh, Nijhar, Valod, Uchhal, Dolavan, Kukarmund. Vyara town is the district headquarters. The district was formed in 2007 out of some talukas that were separated from Surat district.[1] As of 2011, 90.15% of the district's population is rural and 84.2% of its population is scheduled tribes.[2]


According to the 2011 census, Tapi district has a population of 807,022,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Comoros[4] or the US state of South Dakota.[5] This gives it a ranking of 484th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 234 inhabitants per square kilometre (610/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.07%.[3] Tapi has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 69.23%.[3]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 49.09% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 41.86% Bhili, 4.39% Hindi and 2.86% Marathi as their first language.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

People from the Tapi district

  • Suresh Joshi (1921–1986) Writer and academic. Born in Valod.[8]
  • Amarsinh Bhilabhai Chaudhari, Formar chief minister of gujarat(July 1985-Dec 1989)


The District shares Purna Wildlife Sanctuary with the Districts of Dang and Nandurbar, the latter of which is in Maharashtra. The sanctuary is a part of the Dangs' Forest.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "About Tapi". Government of Gujarat.
  2. ^ "Tapi District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Gujarat) - Census 2011". Census 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Comoros 794,683 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. South Dakota 814,180
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  8. ^ Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7, retrieved December 10, 2008
  9. ^ "Mahal Eco Campsite". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  10. ^ Significant bird records and local extinctions in Purna and Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuaries, Gujarat, India-PRANAV TRIVEDI and V. C. SONI

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