Location in Gujarat, India
|Coordinates: 22°14′N 73°05′E / 22.23°N 73.08°ECoordinates: 22°14′N 73°05′E / 22.23°N 73.08°E|
|Elevation||79 m (259 ft)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||GJ 6|
Padra is located at 22°14′N 73°05′E / 22.23°N 73.08°E. It has an average elevation of 79 metres (259 feet).
As of 2001 India census, Padra had a population of 35,922. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Padra has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 72%. In Padra, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.Luna is a part of Padra taluka,it has a literacy rate of 81%.in padra 85% are rajputs in padra.
The Indian pharmaceutical company Cadila Healthcare has a plant to make active pharmaceutical ingredient at Dabhasa within Padra taluka. Rubamin Laboratories is a research based manufacturer of Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals, having a plant located at Dabhasa (Padra). It delivers value added intermediates to API manufacturers. Metrochem Industries is a large scale manufacturer and exporter of dyestuff and dye intermediates also located at village Umraya. Kampun Industries is located at Narsipura which is in the different types of PE/EVA foam products. The company's corporate office is located in Vapi. Madhav Agro Foods, a twice National award winner for quality and consumer satisfaction is a medium scale agri-processing firm also located in Dabhasa on Padra-Jambusar highway. It is engaged in manufacture and export of ethnic Gujarati and Indian food products to USA, UK and Australia.
Padra is also well known for vegetable farming. Padra's green and fresh vegetable reaches to Mumbai, Surat, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and many other cities in India. Padra is also well known for producing Toor Dal (a yellowish, rich in protein type of lentil which is a part of everyday Gujarati food). Padra is also known for producing cotton and tobacco.
Padra is very well known for manufacturing traditional gold and silver jewellery, mainly handcrafted. Padra is also famous for cheap and good quality leather footwear.
A road is currently being built from Vadodara to Jambusar which will pass through Padra. Dabhasa is a very large village in Padra taluka. Many factories are situated near Dabhasa. Padra is also connected to Pratapnagar(Vadodara) and Jambusar by Pratapnagar-Jambusar Narrow Gauge Railway Line having two pairs of train arriving and departing throughout the day.
Padra is one of 182 constituencies in Gujarat's state legislature, the Gujarat Assembly. The seat was won in the 2008 elections by DINESH B PATEL of the [(OTHER Party)] () with 56% of the vote.. MR. D.B.Patel won the last Election due to polarization of Muslim votes towards Mr.Patel ( as he was a suitable non BJP candidte in 2008)and castism by Rajputs with major support from some volatile voters towards Mr. Patel.
Padra is a Sub District i.e. Taluka (Tehsil) Place, and there are approx 83 villages lies under this Sub.District. Which are as follows: Abhol, Ambada, Amla, Anti, Bhadara, Bhadari, Bhanpur, Bhoj, Brahmanvasi, Chansad, Chitral, Chokari, Dabhasa, Dabka, Danoli, Darapura, Dhobikuwa, Dudhwada, Ekalbara, Gametha, Gavasad, Gayapura, Ghayaj, Goriyad, Husepur, Jalalpur, Jaspur, Kalyankui, Kanda, Kanzat, Karkhadi, Karnakuva, Kothwada, Kotna, Kural, Latipura, Lola, Luna, Madapur, Mahmadpura, Mahuvad, Majatan, Masar, Medhad, Mobha, Mujpur, Muval, Narsipura, Nedra, Padra, Patod, Pavda, Pindapa, Pipli, Rajupura, Ranu, Sadad, Sadhi, Sadra, Sampla, Sandha, Sangma, Saras Vani, Sareja, Sarasvani, Sejakuva, Shahera, Shanpur, Shihor, Sokhda Raghu, Sokhdakhurd, Somjipura, Sultanpura, Tajpura, Thikariya Math, ThikariyaMubarak, Tithor, Umaraya, Vadadla, Vadu, Vanchhara, Vasnaref, Virpur, Vishrampura.
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