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Amdavad City
Area 464.16 sq Km
Population (2001) 45,05,539
Languages Gujarati, Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit Winters
STD Code 079
Rain Falling (2008) 667 M.M
Election Wards (Old Limit) 43
Electrion Wards (With New Limit) 64
Municipal Councillors 192

Amdavad, the city of Ahmed Shah (Medieval ruler of Gujarat ), is known for its rich past and its association with the Mahatma Gandhi. Amdavad city offers the traveler a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracenic style of architecture). Amdavad has also been famous for its textile mills and was often referred to as the ' Manchester of the East'.

Amdavad blends harmoniously an ancient heritage with a vibrant present. The city's prosperous and eventful past and present is embodied in its rich kaleidoscope of history, art and culture, rich architecture and imposing monuments. Tourists can visit Amdavad throughout the year.

Amdavad is a colorful city where one can enjoy the better things of life, be it food or amusement. The Walled City in Amdavad takes one down the memory lane, making one aware of the city's glorious past. Amdavad has got numerous places of interest for tourists, ranging from monuments to amusement parks. The charm of the various museums, mosques, and forts complements the simplicity of the Amdavad city.

The fun-loving people of Amdavad celebrate the traditional festivals with excitement. The tourists in Amdavad during any event or festival enjoy the celebrations with the special Gujarati style. Besides the traditional Navratri and Rath Yatra Amdavad hosts the contemporary International Kite Festival.

The city of Amdavad is easily accessible from the other important cities of India besides the other cities of Gujarat . The excellent road network, railway system and the air links make Amdavad a popular travel destination of western India .

Demographic Profile:

Established in the year 1950, the Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) grew from an area of 52.49 Sq.Km. (in 1950) to 190.84 Sq.Km. (in 1991) over 43 wards. The urban agglomeration is spread over 259.63 Sq.Km.

In 2001, the population of Amdavad Urban Agglomeration was 4.51 million while the AMC area was 3.51 million. The average decadal growth rate of population in the AMC area since 1901 has been 37.55% against a national average of 25% approximately. The population in AMC area is expected to double by 2011.

The average density of population in AMC area is 18420 persons/Sq. Km. The densities range from the highest of 85,120 persons/Sq. Km. in Dariapur ward, to 3,709 persons/Sq. Km. in Vatva ward

Major Functions of AMC

  • Water Supply
  • Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage
  • Construction & maintenance of roads
  • Street lighting
  • Primary education
  • Medical services
  • Conservancy
  • Fire services
  • Public transport
  • Parks and gardens
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