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Ahmedabad District
—  District  —
Gujarat Ahmedabad district.png
Ahmedabad location in Gujarat
Government
 • District Collector Vijay Nehra
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,208,200

Ahmedabad District comprises the city of Ahmedabad, the 7th largest city of India located in the central part of the state of Gujarat in western India. It is the eighth most populous district in India (out of 640).[1]

GeographyEdit

Ahmedabad District is surrounded by Mehsana, Sabarkantha, and Gandhinagar districts to the north, Kheda district to the east, the Gulf of Cambay and Bhavnagar district to the south, and Surendranagar district to the west. Its headquarters is the city of Ahmedabad.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ahmedabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33
(91)
38
(100)
41
(106)
42.8
(109.0)
43
(109)
43.4
(110.1)
39
(102)
39
(102)
42
(108)
40
(104)
38
(100)
32
(90)
43.4
(110.1)
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
30.4
(86.7)
35.6
(96.1)
39.8
(103.6)
41.5
(106.7)
38.4
(101.1)
33.4
(92.1)
31.8
(89.2)
34.0
(93.2)
35.8
(96.4)
32.8
(91.0)
29.3
(84.7)
34.26
(93.66)
Average low °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
13.9
(57.0)
18.9
(66.0)
23.7
(74.7)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81.0)
25.6
(78.1)
24.6
(76.3)
24.2
(75.6)
21.1
(70.0)
16.6
(61.9)
13.2
(55.8)
20.58
(69.05)
Record low °C (°F) 7
(45)
6
(43)
10
(50)
18
(64)
18
(64)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
13
(55)
10
(50)
5
(41)
5
(41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 2.0
(0.079)
1.0
(0.039)
0
(0)
3.0
(0.118)
20.0
(0.787)
103.0
(4.055)
247.0
(9.724)
288.0
(11.339)
83.0
(3.268)
23.0
(0.906)
14.0
(0.551)
5.0
(0.197)
789
(31.06)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.9 4.8 13.6 15.0 5.8 1.1 1.1 0.3 43.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 274.4 279.0 297.0 328.6 237.0 130.2 111.6 222.0 291.4 273.0 288.3 3,020.8
Source: HKO

DivisionsEdit

Ahmedabad District is divided into a number of taluka including Barwala, Daskroi, Dholka, Dhandhuka, Detroj, Sanand, Bavla, Ranpur, Mandal and Viramgam.

Some of the regions of the city includes:

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Ahmedabad district has a population of 7,208,200,[1] roughly equal to Hong Kong[2] or the US state of Washington.[3] This gives it a ranking of 8th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 890 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,300 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.31 %.[1] Ahmedabad has a sex ratio of 903 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 86.65 %.[1]

It had a population of 5,816,519 of which 80.18% were urban as of 2001.[4]

The language people speak in Ahmedabad is Gujarati which is the mother-tongue of the State of Gujarat, in addition to Hindi which is also quite popular among the people.

CultureEdit

Notable personalitiesEdit

Acharya Hemachandra (1089–1172) Jain polymath. Born in Dhandhuka.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Hong Kong 7,122,508 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Washington 6,724,540" 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Hemacandra". Jain World. http://www.jainworld.com/literature/story28.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°02′N 72°35′E / 23.03, 72.58



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