Tapi district (Gujarati: તાપી જિલ્લો) is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Vyara town is the district headquarters.

History[edit | edit source]

Located in the southern part of Gujarat. On 27th September 2007, the district of Surat was bifurcated into two new districts, viz. Surat district with its headquarter at Surat and Tapi district with its headquarter at Vyara. The newly constituted Tapi district consists of five talukas viz. Vyara, Songadh, Uchchal, Nizar and Valod. Vyara and Songadh in Tapi district are known for dense forests with a major production of bamboos. Key tourist destinations: Fort of Songadh, Gaumukh, Dosvada Dam, Hindustan Bridge, Tapi River and Ukai Dam.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The area of the district is 2951.10 km².

Divisions[edit | edit source]

The district consists of five talukas. These are: Vyara, Songadh, Valod, Uchchhal and Nizar. This district shares border with Maharashtra.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

According to the 2011 census Tapi district has a population of 806,489 ,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Comoros[2] or the US state of South Dakota.[3] This gives it a ranking of 484th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 249 inhabitants per square kilometre (640 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.07 %.[1] Tapi has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 69.23 %.[1]

Culture[edit | edit source]

Notable personalities[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Comoros 794,683 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "South Dakota 814,180" 
  4. ^ Mohan, Sarala Jag, Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature" (Google books link), in Natarajan, Nalini, and Emanuel Sampath Nelson, editors, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996, ISBN 9780313287787, retrieved December 10, 2008

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Coordinates: 21°07′N 73°24′E / 21.12, 73.4

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