Geography of Dang District
Geographical location of Dang District is 20.39 degree to 21.05 degree North (Latitude) and 73.29 degree to 73.51 degree East (Longitude). The district shares its border with the State of Maharashtra and is covered with high hills and dense forests. The maximum temperature of the district is 37 degree centigrade and the minimum temperature is 6 degree centigrade. Average rainfall in the district is 3048 mm and the main rivers of the place are Purna, Gira, Khapri and Ambika.
Education in Dang District
There are 412 primary schools and 32 secondary and higher secondary schools in the Dangs district. The Anganwadi is the primary service centres for integrated child development are present in 210 out of 311 villages. A Government Arts & Commerce College is located at the district headquarter Ahwa. The Industrial Training Institute in the district imparts training in diverse areas such as cutting and sewing, computer operating and programming assistance, armature and motor rewinding, electrician, wireman, hair and skin care, fitting and stenography.
Economy of Dang District
Majority of population of Dang District is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. Animal husbandry and bamboo cutting are the other economic activities in the region. There are approximately 100 small scale industries in Dang. Major food crops and fruits produced in the district are rice, ragi, Kharsani, Tuver, groundnut, mangoes, custard apple, and others.
Tourism in Dang District
Dang District has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism. Saputara, also known as "Abode of Serpents", is a hill resort on a plateau of the Sahyadri range of mountains that offers rich wildlife for tourists. Saputara Museum contains interesting information about the topography and anthropology of Dang. Hatgarh Fort is a beautiful piece of architecture. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary in the district has the thickest forest cover in the State and is filled with canopies of teak and stands of bamboo. Girmal Falls is the most picturesque sight in the district. Vansda National Park in Dang District is an abode to large mammals including the leopards, hyena, jungle cat, macaques and barking deer. It is also home to the endangered Great Indian Squirrel.
How to reach Dang District
Dang District is well connected with Maharashtra state by roads.
Nearest airport from Ahwa is at Surat situated at a distance of 139 km, which is well connected to Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur.