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Navsari district

Navsari district

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Navsari district
District

Location of district in Gujarat
Country  India
State Gujarat
Headquarters Navsari
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Navsari is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India, with its headquarters at Navsari city. The district covers an area of 2,211 square kilometres, and had a population of 1,329,672 in 2011.[1] The district was formed in 1997 after Valsad district was bifurcated into Valsad and Navsari districts.[2]

69.23% of the district's population is rural, and 48.1% of its population is scheduled tribes.[1]

Dudhia Talao: Dudhia Talao had been a lake. It has become a major market area with a shopping center. There is a reputed eye hospital near Dudhia Talao built in early 1970s. The Ashapuri Temple is on Dudhia Talao. Part of the Dudhia Talao was given to J.N. Tata Navsari Memorial Trust and they filled up the pond and built one of the finest auditoriums in Navsari where performing arts and meetings take place. It is known as J.N. Tata Memorial Hall.

Navsari has a large Parsi-Zoroastrian community. Dr. Dadabhoy Navroji & Mr. Jamshedji Tata, founder of the Tata group of companies, were born here. J. N. Tata's birthplace is still preserved as a memorial by the local branch of Tata Steel Factory in the outskirts of the city.

Sayaji Vaibhav Public Library is an important public building in Navsari. Meherji Rana Library of Tarota Bazaar, Motafalia, Navsari has one of the oldest scriptures of Zoroastrian community.

The city picked up a greater pace commercially during the diamond polishing business soared in the region.

Jehangir Talkies is one of the oldest cinema house. The name talkies implies that it refers to the era when movies started talking.

Tower is a clock tower in Navsari. It serves as important landmark. The old post office of Navsari was near the Tower. Navsari's postal code is 396445.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Navsari district has a population of 1,330,711,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius[4] or the US state of Maine.[5] This gives it a ranking of 366th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 602 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,560/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.24%.[3] Navsari has a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 84.78%.[3]

Administrative divisions

Navsari district is divided into 6 talukas:

Education

Colleges & Universities

  • Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari
  • B P Baria Science College, Navsari
  • Sorabji Burjorji Garda Arts College, Navsari
  • P.K. Patel Commerce College, Navsari
  • Navsari Law College, Navsari
  • Naranlala College Of Commerce & Management (NLCCM), Navsari
  • Naranlala College of Professional and Applied Science (NLCPAS), Navsari
  • Naran Lala Institute of Teacher Education (NLITE), Navsari
  • Naran Lala School of Industrial Management & Computer Science (MBA Programme), Navsari
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology and Research Centre, Navsari
  • GIDC Degree Engineering College, Navsari
  • Vallabhbudhi Polytechnic, Navsari
  • Arts And Commerce College, Chovisi (Dist:Navsari)
  • S.S.Agrawal College of Arts, Commerce and Management, Navsari
  • S.S.Agrawal College of Nursing Training College and Research Centre, Navsari
  • S.S.Agrawal Institute of Management and Technology, Navsari
  • V.S.Patel Arts & Science College, Bilimora
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Navsari
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Bilimora
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Chikhli
  • College of Applied Sciences and Professional Studies (CASPS), Chikhli
  • Government Science College, Chikhli
  • Government Arts & Commerce College, Vansda
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Manpur (Vansda)

Schools

Tourism

In this district is Vansda National Park. Like Purna Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby Districts,[6][7] the park is considered as being a part of the Dangs' Forest.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Navsari District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Gujarat) - Census 2011". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Navsari". Government of Gujarat. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Mauritius 1,303,717 July 2011 est. 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Maine 1,328,361 
  6. ^ "Mahal Eco Campsite". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  7. ^ Nowell, Kristin; Jackson, Peter (1996). Wild Cats: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (PDF). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. pp. 1–334. ISBN 2-8317-0045-0. 
  8. ^ "Vansda National Park". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 

Coordinates: 20°57′00″N 72°55′12″E / 20.95000°N 72.92000°E / 20.95000; 72.92000



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