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


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 Taluka went with 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]


Religions in Kheda District
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census 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 (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]


Dakor houses a temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna. The temple town of Vadtal, Bochasan & Nadiad comes within this district. They are pilgrimage places of Swaminarayan Sampraday.

Notable personalities

See also


  1. ^ "History of Anand District". Gujarat Government. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Heredia, Ruth (1997). The Amul India Story. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-07-463160-7. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Satyagraha means the nonviolent resistance popularised by Gandhi. Gandhi, Mahatma K. (1951). Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). New York: Schocken. p. 189–190. OCLC 606004619. 
  5. ^ Heredia 1997, p. 10
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Latvia 2,204,708 July 2011 est. 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179 
  9. ^ 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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Coordinates: 22°45′N 72°41′E / 22.750°N 72.683°E / 22.750; 72.683

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