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[[File:Himatnagar Public Library and Towerclock.jpg|thumb|right|[[Himatnagar]] Public Library]]
 
 
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'''Sabarkantha''' is a district in Northeast of [[Gujarat]] state of [[India]].
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'''Sabarkantha''' is a district in Northeast of [[Wikipedia:Gujarat|Gujarat]] state of [[India|India]].
   
==Geography==
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==Geography and political facts==
The administrative headquarters of the [[district]] is [[Himmatnagar]], about 80 km from [[Ahmedabad]].
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The administrative headquarters of the [[Wikipedia:district|district]] is [[Wikipedia:Himmatnagar|Himmatnagar]], about 80 km from [[Wikipedia:Ahmedabad|Ahmedabad]]. Sabarkantha District has a population of 2,082,531 of which 10.81% were urban as of 2001. [http://www.censusindiamaps.net/page/India_WhizMap/IndiaMap.htm] It covers an area of 7,390 km&sup2;.
   
Sabarkantha District is bounded by [[Rajasthan]] state to the northeast, [[Banaskantha]] and [[Mehsana]] districts to the west, [[Gandhinagar District|Gandhinagar]] and [[Kheda]] districts to the south and [[Panchmahal District]] to the east.
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Sabarkantha District is bounded by [[Wikipedia:Rajasthan|Rajasthan]] state to the northeast, [[Wikipedia:Banaskantha|Banaskantha]] and [[Wikipedia:Mehsana|Mehsana]] districts to the west, [[Wikipedia:Gandhinagar District|Gandhinagar]] and [[Wikipedia:Kheda|Kheda]] districts to the south and [[Wikipedia:Panchmahal District|Panchmahal District]] to the east.
   
==Economy==
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==Towns==
In 2006 the [[Ministry of Panchayati Raj]] named Sabarkantha one of the country's 250 [[Poverty in India | most backward districts]] (out of a total of [[Districts of India|640]]).<ref name=brgf/> It is one of the six districts in Gujarat currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).<ref name=brgf>{{cite web|author=Ministry of Panchayati Raj|date=September 8, 2009|title=A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme|publisher=National Institute of Rural Development|url=http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf|accessdate=September 27, 2011}}</ref>
 
 
==Divisions==
 
 
The major towns in ''Sabarkantha'' are:
 
The major towns in ''Sabarkantha'' are:
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*[[Wikipedia:Akrund|Akrund]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Himmatnagar|Himmatnagar]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Idar|Idar]] - ancient fort
 
*[[Wikipedia:Shamlaji|Shamlaji]] - pilgrim center
 
*[[Wikipedia:Khedbrahma|Khedbrahma]] - pilgrim center
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*[[Wikipedia:Modasa|Modasa]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Dhansura|Dhansura]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Meghraj|Meghraj]]
   
*[[Himmatnagar]] - Headquarter of District
 
*[[Modasa]] - Educational Hub
 
*[[Idar]] - Ancient fort
 
*[[Prantij]]
 
*[[Talod]] - Agriculture Hub
 
*[[Bayad]] - medical center
 
*[[Bhiloda]]
 
*[[Khedbrahma]] - Pilgrim center
 
*[[Shamlaji]] - pilgrim center
 
*[[Vadali]]
 
*[[Vijaynagar]]
 
*[[Dhansura]] - Mining Industry Hub
 
*[[Meghraj]]
 
*[[Malpur]]
 
 
==Demographics==
 
According to the [[2011 census of India|2011 census]] {{PAGENAME}} has a [[Demographics of India|population]] of 2,427,346 ,<ref name=districtcensus> {{cite web | url = http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php | title = District Census 2011 | accessdate = 2011-09-30 | date = 2011 | publisher = Census2011.co.in}}</ref> roughly equal to the nation of [[Kuwait]]<ref name="cia">{{cite web | author = US Directorate of Intelligence | title = Country Comparison:Population | url = https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html | accessdate = 2011-10-01 | quote =
 
Kuwait
 
2,595,62
 
}}</ref> or the US state of [[New Mexico]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php|title=2010 Resident Population Data|publisher=U. S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2011-09-30| quote =New Mexico - 2,059,179 }}</ref> This gives it a ranking of 183rd in India (out of a total of [[Districts of India|640]]).<ref name=districtcensus/> The district has a population density of {{convert| 328 |PD/sqkm|PD/sqmi}} .<ref name=districtcensus/> Its [[Family planning in India|population growth rate]] over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.56 %.<ref name=districtcensus/> Sabarkantha has a [[sex ratio]] of 950 [[Women in India|females]] for every 1000 males,<ref name=districtcensus/> and a [[Literacy in India|literacy rate]] of 76.6 %.<ref name=districtcensus/>
 
 
==Culture==
 
===Notable personalities===
 
[[Umashankar Joshi]] (1911-1988) Writer and scholar. Born in Bamna.
 
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
[http://sabarkantha.gujarat.gov.in/ Official site]
 
 
{{Geographic location
 
|Centre = Sabarkantha district
 
|North = [[Sirohi district]], [[Rajasthan]]
 
|Northeast = [[Udaipur district]], [[Rajasthan]]
 
|East = [[Dungarpur district]], [[Rajasthan]]
 
|Southeast = [[Panchmahal district]]
 
|South = [[Kheda district]]
 
|Southwest = [[Gandhinagar district]]
 
|West = [[Mahesana district]]
 
|Northwest = [[Banaskantha district]]
 
}}
 
 
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