Mehsana district (Gujarati: મહેસાણા જિલ્લો) is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Mehsana city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district has a population of over 18 lakhs and an area of over 4,500 km². There are over 600 villages in this district. It had a population of 1,837,892 of which 22.40% were urban as of 2001.
Motor vehicles registered in the district have their registration numbers starting with GJ-2.
History[edit | edit source]
Historically parts of this district have been broken off for the formation of new districts.
- 1964 to Gandhinagar district.
- 2000 to Patan district.
Divisions[edit | edit source]
There are 7 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Kheralu, Unjha, Visnagar, Becharaji, Kadi, Mahesana and Vijapur. Kheralu is part of Patan Lok Sabha constituency and rest are part of Mahesana Lok Sabha constituency.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Agriculture[edit | edit source]
Commerce[edit | edit source]
Mehsana district is the largest on-shore oil producing asset of ONGC in India, with 1,200 flowing oil wells and 23 active gas wells.
Asia's second largest dairy 'Dudh Sagar' is situated in Mehsana.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
According to the 2011 census Mehsana district has a population of 2,027,727, roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 229th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 462 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.91 %. Mahesana has a sex ratio of 925 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.26 %.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Census Data
- ^ 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. "Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est."
- ^ "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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