Vansda, also known as Bansda, is a city and a municipality in the Navsari district in the Indian State of Gujarat, covering an area of 557 km².

Vansda
Bansada, Bansda
village
Market street
Market street
Vansda is located in Gujarat
Vansda
Vansda
Location in Gujarat, India
Vansda is located in India
Vansda
Vansda
Vansda (India)
Coordinates: 20°27′N 73°13′E / 20.45°N 73.22°E / 20.45; 73.22Coordinates: 20°27′N 73°13′E / 20.45°N 73.22°E / 20.45; 73.22
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictNavsari
Area
 • Total215 km2 (83 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total40,382
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialDhodia, Kokni, Gujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
396580
Vehicle registrationGJ 21
Nearest cityBilimora
Vidhan Sabha constituencyVansda
Climatecool (Köppen)
Websitegujaratindia.com

Vansda is connected with Waghai, Chikhli, Saputara, Nasik, Vapi, Dharampur, Shamlaji by State highway. The nearest railway station is Unai, though only narrow-gauge trains pass through the station. The nearest railway station for broad-gauge trains is Bilimora Jn.[citation needed]

Vansda is a beautiful town of full social activities. The activities of Junior Chamber International is also running in Vansda Town with the name of JCI Vansda Royal founded by Mr. Amitsinh Desai.

Jaikishan, of the most successful Hindi film music director duo Shankar Jaikishan was born and brought up here.

Bansda was once the capital of Princely State of Bansda till 1949.[1] There is a Tower in Vansda which shows the royal heritage of Vansda. There is a Mosque near the Tower, and Nadir-shah Pir Dargah in Champawadi, which is visited by many Hindu and Muslim devotees.

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  1. ^ India (Republic). Superintendent of Census Operations, Gujarat (1964). Surat. Director, Government Print. and Stationery, Gujarat State. Retrieved 27 February 2015.

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