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Districts of Northern Gujarat

Mehsana district (Gujarati: મહેસાણા જિલ્લો) is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Mehsana city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district has a population of over 18 lakhs and an area of over 4,500 km². There are over 600 villages in this district. It had a population of 1,837,892 of which 22.40% were urban as of 2001.[1]

Mehsana district borders with Banaskantha district in the North, Patan and Surendranagar districts in West, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts in South and Sabarkantha district in the East.

Major towns of the district are Vijapur, Bahucharaji, Modhera, Unjha, Vadnagar, Kalol, Kadi, Visnagar, Jotana and Khadalpur.

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History

Historically parts of this district have been broken off for the formation of new districts.

  • 1964 to Gandhinagar district.
  • 2000 to Patan district.

Divisions

Mehsana district consists 9 talukas. These are Becharaji, Kadi, Kheralu, Mahesana, Vadnagar, Vijapur, Visnagar, Satlasana and Unjha.

There are 7 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Kheralu, Unjha, Visnagar, Becharaji, Kadi, Mahesana and Vijapur. Kheralu is part of Patan Lok Sabha constituency and rest are part of Mahesana Lok Sabha constituency.

Economy

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Agriculture

The main crops are Bajra, jowar, jira, cotton and oilseeds mirch.

Commerce

The major trading centres in the district are oilseeds, jira (cumin), isabgul (psyllium) and anise.

There are some oil fields near Kalol in this district. Asia's second largest dairy 'Dudh Sagar' is situated in Mehsana.

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Coordinates: 23°40′N 72°30′E / 23.667°N 72.5°E / 23.667; 72.5


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Districts of Northern Gujarat

Mehsana District is a district of Gujarat state in western India. Mehsana city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district has a population of over 18 lakhs and an area of over 4,500 km². There are over 600 villages in this district. It had a population of 1,837,892 of which 22.40% were urban as of 2001. [1]

Mehsana district borders with Banaskantha district in the North, Patan and Surendranagar districts in West, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts in South and Sabarkantha district in the East.

Major towns of the district are Vijapur, Bahucharaji, Modhera, Unjha, Vadnagar, Kalol, Kadi, Visnagar, Jotana and Khadalpur.

Contents

History

Historically parts of this district have been broken off for the formation of new districts.

  • 1964 to Gandhinagar district.
  • 2000 to Patan district.

Divisions

Mehsana district consists 9 talukas. These are Becharaji, Kadi, Kheralu, Mahesana, Vadnagar, Vijapur, Visnagar, Satlasana and Unjha.

Economy

Agriculture

The main crops are Bajra, jowar, jira, cotton and oilseeds mirch.

Commerce

The major trading centres in the district are oilseeds, jira (cumin), isabgul (psyllium) and anise.

There are some oil fields near Kalol in this district. Asia's second largest dairy 'Dudh Sagar' is situated in Mehsana.

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Mehsana district. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

This article uses material from the "Mehsana district" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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