Kheda district

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Kheda district () is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. It has a population of 2,024,216 of which 20.08% were urban as of 2001. It covers an area of 3,943 km². Kheda city is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district has over 600 villages. It is bounded by the districts of Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha to the north, Panchmahal to the east, Ahmedabad to the west, and Anand and Vadodara to the south. Anand district was carved out of Kheda district on 2 October, 1997.

The major towns of the district include Kheda, Nadiad, Balasinor, and Dakor. Dakor houses a temple of Lord Ranchodrai, a form of Krishna. The temple town of Vadtal comes within this district. The main crops include bajra, cotton and tobacco. Commerce in the district includes trade in cotton and tobacco. The district is home to a thermal power station, near Dhuvran. Balasinor Fossil Park is one of the three largest dinosaur sites in the world. Kurmi/Kanbi Kshatriyas of Punjab established many villages in this area. Groups of Jats had settled here from Greater Punjab (including Rajesthan and modern day Haryana).

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