The administrative headquarters of the district is Himmatnagar, about 80 km from Ahmedabad.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sabarkantha one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the six districts in Gujarat currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The major towns in Sabarkantha are:
- Himmatnagar - Headquarter of District
- Modasa - Educational Hub
- Idar - Ancient fort
- Talod - Agriculture Hub
- Bayad - medical center
- Khedbrahma - Pilgrim center
- Shamlaji - pilgrim center
- Dhansura - Mining Industry Hub
According to the 2011 census Sabarkantha district has a population of 2,427,346 , roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 183rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 328 inhabitants per square kilometre (850 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.56 %. Sabarkantha has a sex ratio of 950 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.6 %.
Umashankar Joshi (1911-1988) Writer and scholar. Born in Bamna.
- ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62"
- ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179"
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