Gandhinagar district

Gandhinagar district is an administrative division of Gujarat, India, whose headquarters are at Gandhinagar, the state capital. It was organized in 1964.

Gandhinagar district
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Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country India
 • Total649 km2 (251 sq mi)
 • Total1,391,753
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 18

It has an area of 2140 km², and a population of 1,391,753 of which 43.16% lives in urban regions (2011 census).[1] The district includes Gandhinagar with two Suburbs - Motera, Adalaj. The four tehsils are - Gandhinagar, Kalol INA, Dahegam and Mansa - and 216 villages.

Gandhinagar district is bounded by the districts of Sabarkantha and Aravalli to the northeast, Kheda to the southeast, Ahmedabad to the southwest, and Mehsana to the northwest.

Connected to Ahmedabad by the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway, and with Vadodara with the Ahmedabad-Vadodara highway, these three cities form the top population centres and commercial heart of Gujarat and western India.

Because of the division of the old Mumbai State, the State of Gujarat was formed on 1 May 1960. Because of the development of the territory of Gujarat, the capital of the state was kept at Ahmedabad. At that point, to diminish populace thickness of Ahmedabad city, Gandhinagar, the new capital of the territory of Gujarat, was set up. The city of Gandhinagar was set up on 2 August 1965.

The new capital was named Gandhinagar to keep an enduring memory of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhinagar city is a planned city that has 30 sectors, 1 km each in length and width. Each sector has a primary school, a secondary school, a higher secondary school, a medical dispensary, a shopping centre and a maintenance office.

Gandhinagar has infocity nearby which is housing IT companies. Many big IT companies like TCS, Cybage has presence in infocity whereas PCS is located at GIDC area. Many more companies are planning to come to infocity. Etech, Inc., one of the major BPO players in Gujarat is also based here along with operations in Vadodara and Texas.[2]

Akshardham Gandhinagar is situated in Sector-20. It is one of the major Hindu Temple complex of Gujarat.

Gandhinagar has many educational institutions. With 87.11% its education level is highest in Gujarat.[citation needed]


Religions in Gandhinagar district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Gandhinagar district has a population of 1,391,753,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Eswatini[5] or the US state of Hawaii.[4][6] The district has a population density of 650 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,700/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 4.29%.[4] Gandhinagar has a sex ratio of 923 females for every 1000 males,.[4] It had a literacy rate of 76.59% in 2001 which rose by 7.5 percentage points in 10 years to literacy rate of 84.16% in 2011. 43.16% of the population lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 7.80% and 1.31% of the population respectively.[4]

Languages of Gandhinagar district (2011)[7]

  Gujarati (93.94%)
  Hindi (4.05%)
  Others (2.01%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 93.94% of the population in the district spoke Gujarati and 4.05% Hindi as their first language.[7]

Historical population
Source: Census of India


No. Constituency Name Party Remarks
34 Dahegam Balrajsinh Chauhan Bharatiya Janata Party
35 Gandhinagar South Alpesh Thakor Bharatiya Janata Party
36 Gandhinagar North Ritaben Patel Bharatiya Janata Party
37 Mansa Jayantibhai Patel Bharatiya Janata Party
38 Kalol (Gandhinagar) Laxmanji Thakor Bharatiya Janata Party


A blend of heritage, history and culture, Gandhinagar is one of the most harmonious cities that one can ever visit. A home to the Akshardham Temple that is adorned with pink stone and beautiful carving, Gandhinagar also houses:[8]


  1. ^ "Demography | District Gandhingar,Govt. of Gujarat | India". Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ "Population by Religion - Gujarat". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Hand Book – Gandhinagar" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Gujarat". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  8. ^ "Gandhinagar Travel Guide, Gujarat". Tour My India.

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