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Location of district in Gujarat
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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. The district was formed in 1997 after Valsad district was bifurcated into Valsad and Navsari districts.
69.23% of the district's population is rural, and 48.1% of its population is scheduled tribes.
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.
According to the 2011 census Navsari district has a population of 1,330,711, roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius or the US state of Maine. This gives it a ranking of 366th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 602 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,560/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.24%. Navsari has a sex ratio of 961 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.78%.
Navsari district is divided into 6 talukas:
Mauritius 1,303,717 July 2011 est.