Supriya Ghosh

Anand district

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Country  India
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Area  5,000 kmĀ²
State  Gujarat
Vehicle registration  GJ-23
Population  2.09 million (2011)
Anand district httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Colleges and Universities  Sardar Patel University, Anand Agricultural University, Charotar University of Scienc, G H Patel College of Engineeri, Pramukhswami Medical College
Points of interest  Sardar Patel Trust, University Circle - nanabajar - vidhyanagar, Dr Kurien's Museum, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - A, Flo Art

Khodiyar ma temple in zarola near ras anand district gujarat

Anand District is an administrative district of Gujarat state in western India and is popularly known as Charotar.  It was carved out of the Kheda district in 1997. Anand is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is bounded by Kheda District to the north, Vadodara District to the east, Ahmedabad District to the west, and the Gulf of Khambhat to the south. Major towns are Khambhat, Tarapur, Petlad and Sojitra.


Map of Anand, Gujarat

Monkeys in joshikuva a village in anklavtaluk anand district gujarat india 2nd april 2012


According to the 2011 census Anand district has a population of 2,090,276 (With total Males 1,088,253 and total Females 1,002,023), roughly equal to the nation of Macedonia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 219th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 711 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,840/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.57%. Anand has a sex ratio of 921 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.79% (Males 93.23% and Females 77.76%).


Economy of the Anand is very vibrant which ranges from farming to big scale industries. Major crops includes Tobacco and Banana. Anand is home to the famous AMUL Dairy. Vitthal Udhyog Nagar, very big industrial belt is located on the outskirts of the city. Many famous industries including ELECON , The Charotar Iron Factory(est.1938),Warm Steam, Milcent and Atlanta Electrics are situated in this industrial belt. Amul is an Indian dairy cooperative, based at Anand in the state of Gujarat, India. Amul spurred India's White Revolution, which made the country the world's largest producer of milk and milk products. Amul is the largest food brand in India and has ventured into markets overseas.

Administrative divisions

Anand District is administratively divided into eight talukas or subdistricts: Anand, Anklav, Borsad, Khambhat, Petlad, Sojitra, Tarapur, and Umreth.

Points of interest

  • Anand City - birthplace of Tribhuvandas Patel, Founder of Anand Milk Union Limited and Cooperative movement, Milk City.
  • Amul - Origin of Operation Flood, the White Revolution of India
  • Anand Agricultural University
  • Karamsad - birthplace of Sardar Patel. Famous for Pramukh Swami Medical College.
  • Khambhat - a historic and ancient port in the bay of Khambhat, known for its trade with foreign countries.
  • Dakor - Hindu temple of Lord Ranchodrai a form of Krishna.
  • Pavagadh Fort - This is not in Anand district but in the nearby Panchmahal district. Ruins of the fort have been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO.
  • Bhadran - was given nickname "Paris of Gaekwad state" due to its prosperity and civil works carried by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III about one century ago.
  • Vadtal
  • Sardar Patel University- One of the well known universities in India. Located in Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand District
  • References

    Anand district Wikipedia

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