Vadodara district
Baroda district
Lakshmi Vilas Palace
Location in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat
Coordinates: 22°11′N 73°07′E / 22.18°N 73.12°E / 22.18; 73.12Coordinates: 22°11′N 73°07′E / 22.18°N 73.12°E / 22.18; 73.12
Country India
StateGujarat
Government
 • CollectorR B Barad, IAS
Area
 • Total4,110 km2 (1,590 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1][2]
 • Total4,293,795
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Barodian, Badodekar, Barodekar
Languages[3]
 • OfficialGujarati
 • OtherMarathi, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
390 0XX
ISO 3166 codeIN-GJ-VD
Vehicle registrationGJ 06 (urban), 29(rural)
Lok Sabha constituency2[4]
Vidhan Sabha constituency12[5]
ClimateSemi-Arid (BSh) (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature12-43 °C
Avg. summer temperature26-43 °C
Avg. winter temperature12-33 °C
Websitevadodara.nic.in

Vadodara District also known as Baroda District is a district in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat in western India. The city of Vadodara (Baroda), in the western part of the district, is the administrative headquarters. Vadodara District covers an area of 7,794 km2. As of 2011, the district had a population of 4,165,626 of which 49.6% were urban, 50.4% were rural, 5.3% were scheduled castes and 27.6% were scheduled tribes.[6] As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Ahmadabad and Surat.[7]

Climate

The Vadodara district has a dry climate and three distinct seasons, namely summer, winter and monsoon.

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Source: IMD

Divisions

Districts of central Gujarat
Districts of central Gujarat

Vadodara is divided into 2 Prants:[8]

  1. Vadodara
  2. Dabhoi

Vadodara is divided into 8 talukas:[8]

  1. Dabhoi
  2. Karjan
  3. Padra
  4. Savli
  5. Sinor
  6. Vadodara City
  7. Vadodara Rural
  8. Waghodia

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901575,650—    
1911679,540+1.67%
1921736,050+0.80%
1931856,580+1.53%
19411,019,524+1.76%
19511,181,782+1.49%
19611,490,144+2.35%
19711,936,523+2.65%
19812,509,431+2.63%
19913,038,127+1.93%
20013,641,802+1.83%
20114,165,626+1.35%
source:[9]

According to the 2011 census Vadodara district has a population of 4,165,626,[1][10][11] The district has a population density of 551 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,430/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.16%.[1] Vadodara has a sex ratio of 934 females for every 1000 males,.[1] It has a literacy rate of 81.21% in 2011, an impressive ten percentage points increase in 10 years.[1]

The divided district has a population of 3,093,795. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 196,350 and 293,039 which is 6.35% and 9.47% of the population respectively.

Religion

Religions in Vadodara district (2011)[12]
Religion Percent
Hindus
86.59%
Muslims
11.32%
Jains
0.85%
Christians
0.75%
Other or not stated
0.49%

Language

Languages of Vadodara district in 2011 census[13]

  Gujarati (81.97%)
  Hindi (9.64%)
  Marathi (4.51%)
  Sindhi (1.11%)
  others (2.77%)


Politics

No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
135 Savli Ketan Inamdar Bharatiya Janata Party
136 Vaghodia Madhu Shrivastav Bharatiya Janata Party
140 Dabhoi Shailesh Mehta 'Sotta' Bharatiya Janata Party
141 Vadodara City (SC) Manisha Vakil Bharatiya Janata Party
142 Sayajigunj Jitendra Sukhadia Bharatiya Janata Party
143 Akota Seema Mohile Bharatiya Janata Party
144 Raopura Rajendra Trivedi Bharatiya Janata Party
145 Manjalpur Yogesh Patel Bharatiya Janata Party
146 Padra Jashpalsinh Thakor Indian National Congress
147 Karjan Akshaykumar I. Patel Bharatiya Janata Party Elected in by-election in 2020

Notable personalities

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Gujarat Distrct Census - Vadodara" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  2. ^ "Districts of Gujarat".
  3. ^ "About Vadodara".
  4. ^ "List of Gujarat Lok Sabha Members". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  5. ^ "List of Vadodara District MLAs". Gujarat Vidhan Sabha. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  6. ^ "Vadodara District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Gujarat) - Census 2011". Census India.
  7. ^ "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  8. ^ a b "Collectorate of Vadodara". Vadodara District Collectorate. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  10. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lebanon 4,143,101 July 2011 est.
  11. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Oregon 3,831,074
  12. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Gujarat". census.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
  13. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue