Banaskantha district

Banaskantha District

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Banaskantha district

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Banaskantha is one among the twenty-six districts of the Gujarat state of India. The administrative headquarters of the district is at Palanpur which is also its largest city. The district is located in the Northeast of Gujarat and is presumably named after the West Banas River which runs through the valley between Mount Abu and Aravalli Range, entering into the plains of Gujarat in this region and flowing towards the Rann of Kutch. The district is famous for the Ambaji temple and the Balaram temple which draw many tourists.

Geography

Banaskantha has a population of 2,504,244 of which 11.00% were urban as of 2001. It covers an area of 10,751&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup> and is the third largest district in the state.Banaskantha shares its borders with Rajasthan state in the North, Sabarkantha district in East, Kutch district in West and Patan district and Mehsana district in the South.

Administrative divisions

In 2000 parts of the district were split for the formation of Patan district. The district is divided into twelve talukas namely,
  • Amirgadh
  • Bhabhar
  • Dantiwada
  • Danta
  • Deesa
  • Deodar
  • Dhanera
  • Palanpur
  • Sihori (Kankrej)
  • Tharad
  • Vadgam
  • Vav


Towns

Palanpur is the district headquarters and also the largest city. The other major towns in the district are:

Economy

The economy of the district is based on agro & food Processing, tourism, textile and mineralbased industries (ceramics). The food Processing...
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