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Tapi district
River in Tapi district
River in Tapi district
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country India
StateGujarat
HeadquartersVyara
Government
 • BodyNagar Palika
Area
 • Total3,139 km2 (1,212 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total807,022
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)02624, 02625, 02626, 02628
Vehicle registrationGJ 26
Websitetapi.nic.in

Tapi district is one of the 33 districts of Gujarat state in western India. It has seven talukas Vyara, Songadh, Nizar, Valod, Uchhal, Dolavan, Kukarmunda. Vyara town is the district headquarters. Tapi has 523 villages and two municipalities. 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]

Demographics

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%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 1.01% and 84.18% of the population respectively.[3]

Religions in Tapi district (2011)[6]
Hinduism
89.95%
Christianity
6.56%
Islam
2.76%
Other or not stated
0.73%
Distribution of religions

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 49.09% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati, 14.53% Gamit, 9.96% Bhili, 8.02% Vasava, 5.96% Chodri, 2.86% Hindi, 2.86% Marathi and 1.81% Kukna as their first language.[7]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901155,894—    
1911166,720+0.67%
1921167,361+0.04%
1931183,989+0.95%
1941221,965+1.89%
1951263,380+1.73%
1961329,134+2.25%
1971457,502+3.35%
1981527,971+1.44%
1991626,979+1.73%
2001719,634+1.39%
2011807,022+1.15%
source:[8]

Notable persons

  1. Suresh Joshi (1921–1986) Writer and academic. Born in Valod.[9]
  2. Amarsinh Bhilabhai Chaudhary, Former Chief Minister of Gujarat (July 1985 to December 1989)

Tourism

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.[10][11]

References

  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 "Gujarat Distrct Census - Tapi" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. 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. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Gujarat". census.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ "Mahal Eco Campsite". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  11. ^ Significant bird records and local extinctions in Purna and Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuaries, Gujarat, India-PRANAV TRIVEDI and V. C. SONI

Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12°N 73.4°E / 21.12; 73.4