In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sabarkantha one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the six districts in Gujarat currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The major towns in Sabarkantha are:
- Himmatnagar - Headquarter of District
- Modasa - Educational Hub
- Idar - Ancient fort
- Talod - Agriculture Hub
- Bayad - medical center
- Khedbrahma - Pilgrim center
- Shamlaji - pilgrim center
- Dhansura - Mining Industry Hub
According to the 2011 census Sabarkantha district has a population of 2,427,346 , roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 183rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 328 inhabitants per square kilometre (850 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.56 %. Sabarkantha has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.6 %.
Umashankar Joshi (1911-1988) Writer and scholar. Born in Bamna.
- ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62"
- ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179"
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