(Last Updated on : 02/11/2011)
Tapi district is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat
state. It is located in the southern part of Gujarat. On 27th September 2007, the district of Surat
was bifurcated into two new districts, viz. Surat district with it's headquarter at Surat and Tapi district with its headquarter at Vyara.
Geography of Tapi district
Tapi district covers an area of 3434.64 Sq Km. It is located 73.5degree to 74.23 degree East (Longitude) 21.0 degree to 21.23 degree North (Latitude). The district receives an average rainfall of 1926 mm. maximum temperature raises upto 45 degree Centigrade. Tapi district is bordered by four rivers, Tapi, Midoda, Purna and Ambika. The newly constituted Tapi district consists of five talukas viz. Vyara, Songadh, Uchchal, Nizar and Valod. Vyara and Songadh in Tapi district are known for dense forests with a major production of bamboos. The district shares border with Maharashtra.
Economy of Tapi District
Tapi district has few agro-based industries like sugar manufacturing and paper-based industries. Few textile industries have also cropped up with modern techniques like spinning with captive power generation and energy efficient textile processing method. These engage in manufacturing of fabrics.
Demography of Tapi District
According to the 2011 census Tapi district has a population of 806,489. The district has a population density of 249 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.07 %. Tapi has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 69.23 %. Gujarati and Hindi are the main languages spoken here.
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