Vadodara district – Wikipedia

Vadodara district - Wikipedia
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district in Gujarat, India

Vadodara district

Baroda district

Location in Gujarat

Location in Gujarat

Coordinates: 22°11′N 73°07′E / 22.18°N 73.12°E / 22.18; 73.12Coordinates: 22°11′N 73°07′E / 22.18°N 73.12°E / 22.18; 73.12
Nation  India
State Gujarat
 • Collector Shalini Agarwal, IAS
 • Complete 7,512 km2 (2,900 sq mi)
 • Complete 4,165,626
 • Rank 48 of 640 in India
3 of 33 in Gujarat
 • Density 1,022/km2 (2,650/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barodian, Badodekar, Barodekar
 • Official Gujarati
 • Different Marathi, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

390 0XX

ISO 3166 code IN-GJ-VD
Automobile registration GJ 06(urbun,, 29(rural)
Lok Sabha constituency 2[4]
Vidhan Sabha constituency 12[5]
Local weather Semi-Arid (BSh) (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature 12-43 °C
Avg. summer season temperature 26-43 °C
Avg. winter temperature 12-33 °C
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Vadodara District often known as Baroda District is a district within the japanese a part of the state of Gujarat in western India. Town of Vadodara (Baroda), within the western a part of the district, is the executive headquarters. Vadodara District covers an space of seven,794 km². As of 2011, the district had a inhabitants of 4,165,626 of which 49.6% have been city, 50.4% have been rural, 5.3% have been scheduled castes and 27.6% have been scheduled tribes.[6] As of 2011 it’s the third most populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Ahmadabad and Surat.[1]

The district is bounded by Panchmahal district to the north, Anand and Kheda districts to the west, Bharuch and Narmada districts to the south, and Chhota Udaipur to the east. The Mahi River passes via the district.

The historic metropolis of Baroda was the capital of Baroda Residency, and one of many princely states of India beneath Bombay Presidency.

Origin of title[edit]

Baroda is located on the banks of the river Vishwamitri (whose title is derived from the saint Rishi Vishwamitra). Town was as soon as referred to as Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Viravati, the abode of the courageous, after which Vadpatra due to the abundance of banyan timber on the banks of the Vishwamitri. From Vadpatra it derived its current title Baroda or Vadodara. Vadodara title got here into existence as Vad (Banyan Tree) Dara (worn – Which means lined with Vadvruksh) and therefore it got here as Vadodara. Anyone can see lot of Banyan Tree in and round Vadodara.

Historical past[edit]

Fashionable Vadodara is a memorial to its late ruler, Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III (1875–1939). It was the dream of this ready administrator to make Vadodara an academic, industrial and business centre.

Vadodara has a wealthy historic background. The historian can hint Vadodara’s historical past over 2000 years and extra. Nevertheless, the latest threads might be picked up when the Mughal rule over town got here to an finish in 1732, when Pilaji introduced the Maratha actions in Southern Gujarat to a head and captured it. Aside from a brief break, Vadodara continued to be within the arms of the Gaekwads from 1734 to 1949.

The best interval within the Maratha rule of Vadodara began with the accession of Maharaja Sayajirao III in 1875. It was an period of nice progress and constructive achievements in all fields.

Maharaja Sayajirao was one of many foremost directors and reformers of his occasions. He initiated a collection of daring socio-economic reforms. He hooked up nice significance to financial growth and began quite a lot of mannequin industries to encourage initiative, after which handed again the working industries to personal enterprise. He began mannequin textile and tile factories. It’s because of his coverage of business growth that Vadodara is as we speak some of the essential facilities for textile, chemical, Pharmaceutical, Electrical, Mechanical and oil industries as we speak. He launched quite a lot of social reforms. In no division of administration has the far-sighted coverage of this smart ruler been extra conspicuous than in schooling, and in none have the outcomes been extra actual and tangible. He boldly launched obligatory main schooling and a library motion (the primary of its sort in India) to reinforce his grownup schooling scheme.

It was he who visualised a common scheme of growth in all branches of data at totally different phases, with the Maharaja Sayajirao College of Baroda on the apex. Fashionable Vadodara owes its magnificence, its academic establishments and its masterpieces of structure to the perception and imaginative and prescient of this nice ruler.


The physiography of Vadodara options quite a lot of rivers. The principle metropolis of Vadodara is situated on the banks of river Vishwamitri. Moreover, the topography of Vadodara additionally options Narmada river to its south and Mahi river to its north.

Local weather[edit]

The Vadodara district has a dry local weather and three distinct seasons, particularly summer season, winter and monsoon.

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Common max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Supply: IMD

Financial system[edit]

Vadodara’s Industrial Development
Vadodara Metropolis runs via the golden hall, from Ahmedabad to Vapi, and is considered one of India’s foremost industrial centres with dominant teams of chemical substances and prescription drugs, cotton textiles and machine instruments. Town witnessed a sudden spurt in industrial exercise with the institution of the Gujarat refinery in 1962. Numerous large-scale industries akin to Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemical compounds (GSFC), Indian Petrochemicals Company Restricted (IPCL) and Gujarat Alkalis and Chemical compounds Restricted (GACL) have come up within the neighborhood of the Gujarat Refinery. The institution of enormous industrial items on this area has robotically introduced into existence quite a lot of smaller enterprises. A number of elements like uncooked materials availability, product demand, and skillful mobilisation of human, monetary and materials sources by the federal government and personal entrepreneurs had contributed to Vadodara’s efflorescence as considered one of India’s foremost industrial centres.


Districts of central Gujarat

Vadodara is split into 2 Prants:[7]

  1. Vadodara
  2. Dabhoi

Vadodara is split into 8 talukas:[7]

  1. Dabhoi
  2. Karjan
  3. Padra
  4. Savli
  5. Sinor
  6. Vadodara Metropolis
  7. Vadodara Rural
  8. Waghodia


Historic inhabitants
12 months Pop. ±% p.a.
1901 575,650 —    
1911 679,540 +1.67%
1921 736,050 +0.80%
1931 856,580 +1.53%
1941 1,019,524 +1.76%
1951 1,181,782 +1.49%
1961 1,490,144 +2.35%
1971 1,936,523 +2.65%
1981 2,509,431 +2.63%
1991 3,038,127 +1.93%
2001 3,641,802 +1.83%
2011 4,165,626 +1.35%
Religions in Vadodara District
Faith P.c



In accordance with the 2011 census Vadodara district has a inhabitants of 4,165,626,..[1][9][10] The district has a inhabitants density of 551 inhabitants per sq. kilometre (1,430/sq mi) .[1] Its inhabitants development price over the last decade 2001-2011 was 14.16%.[1] Vadodara has a intercourse ratio of 934 females for each 1000 males,.[1] It has a literacy price of 81.21% in 2011, a powerful ten proportion factors improve in 10 years.[1]

On the time of the 2011 Census of India, 86.21% of the inhabitants within the district spokeGujarati, 7.86% Hindi, 3.36% Marathi, 0.85% Sindhi and 0.43% Urdu as their first language.[11]

Town has witnessed excessive inhabitants development (40%) from 1981 to 1991. Nevertheless, it couldn’t preserve the momentum of development; the expansion price slowed to 26% within the final decade. The inhabitants registered in 2001 was 13.06 lakhs as in opposition to 10.31 lakhs 1991. The compounded annual development price (CAGR) has been steadily declining from 4.64% in 1971–81 to three.45% in 1981–1991, and additional to 2.39% in 1991–2001.
The inhabitants in 2005 has been estimated at round 14.69 lakhs. The inhabitants projection for 2011 is estimated round 17.54 lakhs and is predicated on the speculation that town would develop at a continuing price because of the growing urbanisation within the state. The pattern additionally reveals that the inhabitants would improve at a stabilised common annual development price of two.99% from 2005 to 2011.
The inhabitants density of town has elevated from 9527 per km2 in 1991 to 12064 per km2 in 2001. Nevertheless, this density decreased to 9925 per km2 because of the addition of recent areas (148 km2) in 2002. The jurisdiction of Vadodara metropolis has additional elevated in February 2006 and covers urbanised areas of round 15–20 km2, on the northern facet of town.

a. Complete inhabitants and development price of inhabitants over the past 5 years:
Inhabitants of Vadodara
1,839,428 (Wikipedia)
12 months Inhabitants (lakhs) Common annual development price (%)
1981 7.34 4.64%
1991 10.31 3.45%
2001 13.06 2.39%
2005 (Estimated) 14.69 2.99%
2011 (Projected) 17.54 2.99%

Supply: Census 2001


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