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Vadodara District

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Vadodara District is a district in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat in western India. The city of Vadodara (Baroda), in the western part of the district, is the administrative headquarters. Vadodara District covers an area of 7,794 km². It had a population of 3,641,802 of which 45.20% were urban as of 2001 census. As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Ahmadabad and Surat.The district is bounded by Panchmahal and Dahod districts to the north, Anand and Kheda districts to the west, Bharuch and Narmada districts to the south, and Chhota Udaipur to the east. The Mahi River passes through the district.The historical city of Baroda was the capital of Baroda Residency, and one of the princely states of India under Bombay Presidency.Origin of nameBaroda is situated on the banks of the river Vishwamitri (whose name is derived from the saint Rishi Vishwamitra). The city was once called Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Viravati, the abode of the brave, and then Vadpatra because of the abundance of banyan trees on the banks of the Vishwamitri. From Vadpatra it derived its present name Baroda or Vadodara. Vadodara name came into existence as Vad (Banyan Tree) Dara(worn - Meaning covered with Vadvruksh) and hence it came as Vadodara. Anybody can see lot of Banyan Tree in and around Vadodara.
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