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,[1] a historic Shree Swaminarayan temple built in 1824,[2] Sardar Patel birth place, Anand Ashram and Hari Om Ashram.[3] 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.

Nadiad
City
Santram Mandir
Santram Mandir
Nickname(s): 
સાક્ષરનગરી, Natpur, Greencity
Nadiad is located in Gujarat
Nadiad
Nadiad
Nadiad is located in India
Nadiad
Nadiad
Coordinates: 22°41′N 72°52′E / 22.69°N 72.86°E / 22.69; 72.86Coordinates: 22°41′N 72°52′E / 22.69°N 72.86°E / 22.69; 72.86
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
DistrictKheda
Government
 • TypeNadiad Municipal Corporation
Area
 • City45.16 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
 • Metro
60.36 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Area rank8th in Gujarat
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City225,071 (2,011)
 • Rank13th in Gujarat
 • Density4,983.85/km2 (12,908.1/sq mi)
 • Metro
330,400 (2,021 expected)
Demonym(s)Nadiadi, Charotari
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
387 001,387 002,387 003
Telephone code0268
Vehicle registrationGJ-7
Websitenadiadmunicipality.com

HistoryEdit

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).[4][better source needed] The city was formerly ruled by Muslim rulers and later by the Gaekwad of Baroda.[5]

EconomyEdit

Nadiad has Good Economy due to Industrial Zone.Nadiad has Major Industrial Zone.Nadiad has Major GIDC Area Including kamla and Manjipura.

GeographyEdit

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).[6] 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.

ClimateEdit

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).

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Nadiad
Religion Percent
Hindus
79.7%
Muslims
14.9%

As of 2011 India census,[7] 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.

AttractionsEdit

Santaram Mandir is located in the center of the city. It is known for its charity work. This old temple is full with people on the day of full moon.[8]

Mari mandir temple

[9]

Marida Darwaja and Amdavadi Darwaja are also nearby.

TransportEdit

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.

Notable PeopleEdit

 
Dahilaxmi Library, Nadiad (Gujarat), founded by Mansukhram Suryaram Tripathi

EducationistsEdit

ScientistsEdit

Laureates and WritersEdit

Nadiad was the land of laureates and writers during the later years of 19th century and beginning of the 20th.

Freedom fightersEdit

PoliticiansEdit

SportspersonsEdit

  • 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.

MusiciansEdit

EducationEdit

Some of the educational institutes located in Nadiad are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://maimandir.org
  2. ^ http://www.nadiad.in/temples_in_nadiad
  3. ^ http://www.hariommota.org
  4. ^ usa. "History of Nadiad – usa". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  5. ^ "About Nadiad City".
  6. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Nadiad. Latitude, longitude, and elevation above sea level of Nadiad, India". dateandtime.info. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Nadiad City Population Census 2011 | Gujarat". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.santram.info/
  9. ^ https://maimandir.org/
  10. ^ "Vishvesh Parmar celebrates World Music Day". The Times of India. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Vishvesh Parmar's new music outing". The Times of India. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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