Bharuch (formerly commonly known as Broach) in India, is a district in
the southern part of the
Gujarat peninsula on the west coast of state
Gujarat with a size and population comparable to that of Greater
Narmada River outlets into the
Gulf of Khambat
Gulf of Khambat through its
lands and that shipping artery gave inland access to the kingdoms and
empires located in the central and northern parts of the sub-continent
4.1 Notable personalities
5 See also
Map of Broach or
Bharuch district, Bombay Presidency, British India,
The city of
Bharuch and its surrounds—today's district—has been
settled far back into antiquity and was a major shipping building
centre and sea port in the important pre-compass coastal trading
routes to points West, perhaps as far back as the days of the
Pharaohs, which utilised the regular and predictable
Monsoon winds or
galleys. Many goods from the
Far East (the famed Spice and Silk trade)
were trans-shipped there for the annual monsoon winds making it a
terminus for several key land-sea trade routes and
definitely known to the Greeks, the various Persian Empires and in the
Roman Republic and Empire and other Western centres of civilisation
right on through the end of the European Middle Ages.
With the advent of the Age of Discovery, the presence of deep draft
sea going shipping it began a long slow decline in importance as it
was a bit too far north to be convenient to shipping not confined to
keeping within sight of shore.
Administratively, it contains the talukas (administrative
subdistricts) of Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Hansot, Jambusar, Jhagadia,
Amod, Valia and Vagra. It also contains the city of Bharuch.
According to the 2011 census
Bharuch district has a population of
1,550,822, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state
of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 321st in
India (out of a
total of 640). The district has a population density of 238
inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi) . Its population
growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.14%.
Bharuch has a sex
ratio of 924 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of
83.03%. Muslims are a majority, comprising 57% of the district.
Hindu are significant minority This area is also home to the Muslim
Vohra Patel community.
Abdulahad Malik Cricketer in IPL for
Rajasthan Royals . Born in
Adam Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn
Adam Patel, Baron Patel of Blackburn UK House of Lords.
Ahmed Patel Indian Parliamentarian for the
Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress .
Alimuddin Zumla Ennobled multi-award-winning (Medicine)
Medic at a prestigious London University. (University College London)
Balwantray Thakore (1869–1952) Poet. Born in Bharuch. Notable
works-Bhankaar (1918; Dhara Paheli)Bhankaar (1928; Dhara Biji)Mhara
Farooq Shaikh Actor, TV presenter and philanthropist. Ancestral
Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (1887–1971) Indian independence movement
activist, politician, writer and educationist. Born in the city of
Munaf Patel Indian pacer of Team India, He also a part of world cup
India in 2011 under captaincy of M.S Dhoni. He played IPL
Rajasthan Royals in 1st season, Later on he also played for Mumbai
He played Duleep trophy, he was a member of Baroda cricket team.
Rashid Patel The former Indian left-arm seamer
Rashid Patel was from
Tribhuvandas Luhar (1908–1991) Poet. Born in Miyamatar.
Kalpasar Tidal Energy Project
3rd Narmada Bridge
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^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population".
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^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from
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^ "Bhavan's Faith". Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Archived from the original
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Tribhuvandas Luhar (Sundaram)". Thakkar Numismatic and Art
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Places adjacent to
Gulf of Khambhat
Surat district/Narmada district
State of Gujarat
National parks and sanctuaries
Regions of Gujarat
Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests
North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests
Rann of Kutch
Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System
Gujarat International Finance Tec-City
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Power stations and power organisations
Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Narmada Valley Development Authority
Gulf of Khambhat
Bori Reserve Forest
Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Satpura National Park
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park
Bhimbetka rock shelters
Narmada Bachao Andolan
Coordinates: 20°42′N 72°59′E / 20.700°N 72.983°E /