Narmada District
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Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Coordinates: 21°52′12″N 73°30′0″E / 21.87000°N 73.50000°E / 21.87000; 73.50000
Country India
StateGujarat
HeadquartersRajpipla
Area
 • Total2,755 km2 (1,064 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total590,297
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ-22
Websitenarmada.nic.in

Narmada district is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India. The district headquarters are located at Rajpipla. The district is bounded by Vadodara and Chhota Udaipur districts in the north, by Nandurbar district of Maharashtra state in the east, by Surat and Tapi districts 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]

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.[3]

Administration

The district consists of 5 talukas: Tilakwada, Garudeshwar, Nandod (including Rajpipla), Dediyapada, and Sagbara.
It consists two Vidhan Sabha constituency: Nandod and Dediapada

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).[4] It is one of the six districts in Gujarat currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Demographics

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:[5]

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%. 10.48% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 1.48% and 81.55% of the population respectively.[2]

Religions in Narmada district (2011)[8]
Hinduism
94.84%
Islam
3.83%
Christianity
0.75%
Other or not stated
0.58%

Languages in Narmada district (2011)[9]

  Gujarati (68.50%)
  Vasavi (26.37%)
  Hindi (1.73%)
  Bhili (0.93%)
  Others (2.47%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 68.50% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 26.37% Vasavi,[a] 1.73% Hindi and 0.93% Bhili as their first language.[9]

Places of interest

Politics

This section is transcluded from 15th Gujarat Assembly. (edit | history)

District No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
Narmada 148 Nandod (ST) Dr. Darshana Deshmukh (Vasava) Bharatiya Janata Party
149 Dediapada (ST) Chaitar Vasava Aam Aadmi Party AAP LP Leader

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Hand Book – Narmada" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  3. ^ "About District". Narmada District Panchayat.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. 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. ^ "Population by Religion - Gujarat". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Gujarat". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

Notes

  1. ^ Census records where people are erroneously recorded as speaking Haryanvi are places where Vasava tribals dominate