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Nadiad is a city in the state of Gujarat, India and the administrative centre of the Kheda district. Nadiad City managed by Nadiad Municipality and the status of Nadiad Municipality is since 1866. Nadiad is widely known for Shri Santram Mandir, Shri Mai Mandir, a historic Shree Swaminarayan temple built in 1824, Sardar Patel birth place, Anand Ashram and Hari Om Ashram. Nadiad is 90 km away from Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat. Nadiad has major railway junction and it is a main station on Ahmedabad-Mumbai route.
સાક્ષરનગરી, Natpur, Greencity
|• Type||Nadiad Municipal Corporation|
|• City||45.16 km2 (17.44 sq mi)|
|• Metro||60.36 km2 (23.31 sq mi)|
|Area rank||8th in Gujarat|
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|• City||225,071 (2,011)|
|• Rank||13th in Gujarat|
|• Density||4,983.85/km2 (12,908.1/sq mi)|
|• Metro||330,400 (2,021 expected)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
387 001,387 002,387 003
The city of Nadiad was settled by rope dancers, it has historical names as Natapadra, Natpur. It is also referred to as Nandgam. 'Sakshar Bhumi' (The land of educated).[better source needed] The city was formerly ruled by Muslim rulers and later by the Gaekwad of Baroda.
Nadiad is located at Latitude: 22°41′37″ N and Longitude: 72°51′41″ E. It has an average elevation of 41 meters (134 feet). it has area of 45.16 square kilometers city area And Metropolitan Area of Nadiad is 71.2 square kilometers. It is the 8th-largest city in Gujarat state. It is between two major cities Ahmedabad and Vadodara.
Nadiad usually has mild winters and very hot summers, with an average of from 32 °C (90 °F) to 46 °C (115 °F), and an average rainfall from 70 centimetres (28 in) to 120 centimetres (47 in).
As of 2011[update] India census, Nadiad had a population of 225,071. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nadiad has an average literacy rate of 95%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 96%, and female literacy is 94%. In Nadiad, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Mari mandir temple
Marida Darwaja and Amdavadi Darwaja are also nearby.
Nadiad is Well Connected With Railway and Road Transport. Nadiad Junction railway station is Major Railway Station in Kheda District and Indian Railways's "A" Category Railway Station Located in Ahmedabad-Mumbai Main Line. Nadiad has two extra lines. One goes to Modasa and other one goes to Petlad. Nadiad Junction railway station has four platforms. Indian Railway is going to extend Modasa Line to Shamlaji. Nadiad has a major bus stand. Nadiad is Zonal Division in Charotar Region. Anand, Mahemdavad, Kapadvanj, Dakor, Mahudha, Borsad, Khambhat bus depot's Are Under Nadiad Division. Nadiad Division is Called by Amul. Nadiad is well connected to Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot by bus. Other interstate services are operated by Nadiad Division from Nadiad. Nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located in Ahmedabad and it is 65 km away from Nadiad.
- Amar Gupta - Computer Scientist
Laureates and WritersEdit
Nadiad was the land of laureates and writers during the later years of 19th century and beginning of the 20th.
- Govardhanram Tripathi - The author of the epic Gujarati novel Saraswatichandra
- Bakul Tripathi - Humorist
- Balashankar Kantharia - Gujarati Poet and Gazal Writer
- Manilal Dwivedi - writer
- Mansukhram Tripathi - writer
- Indulal Yagnik - freedom fighter and writer who led Mahagujarat Movement demanding separate statehood to Gujarat was born here.
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
- Akshar Patel (born 20 January 1994) is an Indian cricketer. He plays as all-rounder for the Gujarat cricket team. He is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He was signed to the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013, and then by Kings XI Punjab in 2014, and then by Delhi Capitals in 2019. He made his one-day international debut against Bangladesh in 2014. He was part of India's 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Some of the educational institutes located in Nadiad are:
- usa. "History of Nadiad – usa". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
- "About Nadiad City".
- "Geographic coordinates of Nadiad. Latitude, longitude, and elevation above sea level of Nadiad, India". dateandtime.info. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
- "Nadiad City Population Census 2011 | Gujarat". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
- "Vishvesh Parmar celebrates World Music Day". The Times of India. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- "Vishvesh Parmar's new music outing". The Times of India. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
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