(Last Updated on : 17/06/2013)
Narmada district is situated at the southern part of Gujarat
. Rajpipla is the district headquarter and the main industrial town of Narmada district. The area of the district is 2755 sq. km. As per 2001 census, the population of Narmada district is 5, 14,404 with 187 Persons per sq. km. There are quite a few tourist destinations in Narmada district like Rajwant Palace, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
and Shoolpaneshwar Temple, and Sardar Sarovar Dam.
Geography of Narmada District
Narmada district shares its border with the State of Maharashtra
and is bounded with Surat
in the south, Vadodara
in the north, and Bharuch
in the west. Geographical location of Narmada district is 21.24 degree to 22 degree North (Latitude) and 72.4 degree to 73.15 degree East (Longitude). The main rivers of this district are Narmada, Karjan, Main, Ashwini and Tarap. Average Rainfall here is 1,100 mm.
Demography of Narmada District
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Narmada District had population of 590,297 of which male and female were 301,086 and 289,211 respectively. The population of Narmada District constituted 0.98 percent of total population of Gujarat.
Education in Narmada District
In Narmada district there are 663 primary, 56 secondary and 23 higher secondary schools. There are 6 ITIs offering several industrial training programs which include fitting, computer operations and diesel mechanics, etc. Some of the colleges present in the district are M.R. Arts and Science College and Ratnasinhji Mahida Commerce College.
Economy of Narmada District
Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of Narmada district. A major stratum of population is dependent upon agriculture for their livelihood. Production of banana and cotton are the key horticulture crops in the district. Industries such as textiles, sugar, and chemicals observed major investments and substantial growth during the past two decades. Over 860 Small Scale Industries (SSIs), engaged in repair and services, wood products, paper, and food products are present in the district.
Tourism in Narmada District
Built in 1910, Rajwant Palace is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the Narmada district. The palace includes a royal museum and a heritage hotel. The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
is present in the district having a diversified floral presence with more than five hundred and fifty floral species and a wide range of wildlife species. Other places of interest in the district are Vadia Palace, Dashavatar Ranchhodrai Mandir, and Nizamshah Dargah.
How to reach Narmada District
Nearest airports to Narmada district are in Surat and Vadodara.
Major state roads connects Narmada with key industrial centres in the State: Ahmedabad
(195 km), Rajkot
(357 km), Jamnagar
(467 km), Ankleshwar
(75 km), Bhavnagar
(357 km), Mehsana (269 km), Surat
(83 km), Gandhinagar
(223 km) and Vapi
( 150 km).
There are four railway stations in Narmada