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Kheda
Kheda
District is one of the thirty-three districts of Gujarat
Gujarat
state in western India. Nadiad
Nadiad
city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Contents

1 History 2 Demographics 3 Culture

3.1 Notable personalities

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

Kaira district (1855)

Formerly known as Kaira District, in 1997 it was divided in two with the southern part becoming Anand District.[1] The Charotar region of Kaira consisted of four taluka: Anand, Borsad, Nadiad, and Petlad.[2] When the district was divided, Nadiad
Nadiad
Taluka went with Kheda
Kheda
District and the other three with Anand District.[3] During the struggle for independence in the first half of the 20th century, the Patidars of the Charotar region and other areas in Kaida resisted the British in a number of standoffs, notably the Kaira anti-tax campaign of 1913, the Borsad satyagraha of 1923,[4] and the Bardoli satyagraha of 1928.[5] Demographics[edit]

Religions in Kheda
Kheda
District

Religion

Percent

Hindus

87.0%

Muslims

11.5%

According to the 2011 census Kheda
Kheda
district has a population of 2,298,934,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Latvia[7] or the US state of New Mexico.[8] This gives it a ranking of 197th in India
India
(out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 541 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,400/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.81%.[6] Kheda has a sex ratio of 937 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 84.31%.[6] Culture[edit] Dakor houses a temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna. The temple town of Vadtal, Bochasan
Bochasan
& Nadiad
Nadiad
comes within this district. They are pilgrimage places of Swaminarayan
Swaminarayan
Sampraday. Notable personalities[edit]

Govardhanram Tripathi
Govardhanram Tripathi
(1855–1907) Novelist. Born in Nadiad. Manilal Nabhubhai (1858–1898) Writer and philosopher. Born in Nadiad. Ravji Patel
Ravji Patel
(1939–1968) Modernist poet and novelist. Born in Vallavpura village. Sardar Patel
Sardar Patel
a politician. Born in Nadiad
Nadiad
[9]

See also[edit]

Telnar Abvel Sarsavani Vatrak River

References[edit]

^ "History of Anand District". Gujarat
Gujarat
Government. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.  ^ Heredia, Ruth (1997). The Amul India
India
Story. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-07-463160-7.  ^ " Gujarat
Gujarat
Administrative Divisions 2011" (PDF). Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 October 2011.  ^ Satyagraha means the nonviolent resistance popularised by Gandhi. Gandhi, Mahatma K. (1951). Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). New York: Schocken. p. 189–190. OCLC 606004619.  ^ Heredia 1997, p. 10 ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.  ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Latvia
Latvia
2,204,708 July 2011 est.  ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico
New Mexico
- 2,059,179  ^ Joshi, S. (1969). "Life against Death: The Poetry of Ravji Patel". Books Abroad. 43 (4): 499–503. doi:10.2307/40123774. JSTOR 40123774. 

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Kheda
district.

External links[edit]

Official site [1] List of places in Kheda Glorious India
India
website.

Places adjacent to Kheda
Kheda
district

Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
district Sabar Kantha district

Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
district

Kheda
Kheda
district

Panchmahal district

Anand district Vadodara
Vadodara
district

v t e

State of Gujarat

Capital: Gandhinagar

Topics

Cinema Cuisine Culture Economy Education Geography Government Highest point History Language Literature People Politics National parks and sanctuaries Tourism

Regions of Gujarat

Kutch Saurashtra North Gujarat Central Gujarat South Gujarat

Districts

Ahmedabad Amreli Anand Aravalli Banaskantha Bharuch Bhavnagar Botad Chhota Udaipur Dahod Dang Devbhoomi Dwarka Gandhinagar Gir Somnath Jamnagar Junagadh Kachchh Kheda Mahisagar Mehsana Morbi Narmada Navsari Panchmahal Patan Porbandar Rajkot Sabarkantha Surat Surendranagar Tapi Vadodara Valsad

Major cities

Ahmedabad Anand Ankleshwar Bharuch Bhavnagar Bhuj Gandhidham Gandhinagar Jamnagar Junagadh Kheda Mehsana Nadiad Navsari Modasa Patan Porbandar Rajkot Surat Surendranagar Udhana Vadodara Valsad Veraval Visnagar

Ecoregions

Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests Northwestern thorn scrub forests Rann of Kutch

Economy

Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Bus Rapid Transit System Gujarat
Gujarat
International Finance Tec-City Sabarmati Riverfront Sardar Sarovar Dam GSWAN Power stations and power organisations Gujarat
Gujarat
State Petroleum Corporation

Gujarat
Gujarat
Gas

Portal: Gujarat

Coordinates: 22°45′N 72°41′E / 22.750°N 72.683°E / 22