Located in the southern part of Gujarat formerly part of Surat district. On 27 September 2007, the district of Surat was bifurcated into two new districts by Government, viz. Surat district with its headquarters at Surat and Tapi district with its headquarters at Vyara. The newly constituted Tapi district consists of five talukas viz. Valod, Vyara, Songadh, Uchchal, Nizar . Tapi district are known for dense forests with a major production of bamboos. Key tourist destinations:Fort Songadh, Gaumukh, Dosvada Dam, Hindustan Bridge, Tapi River and Ukai Dam.
The area of the district is 3,239 km².
The district consists of five talukas. These are: Valod, Vyara, Songadh, Uchchhal and Nizar. This district is located in south Gujarat east of surat district shares border with Nandurbar district of Maharashtra.
According to the 2011 census Tapi district has a population of 806,489,  roughly equal to the nation of Comoros or the US state of South Dakota. This gives it a ranking of 484th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 234 inhabitants per square kilometre (610/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.07%. Tapi has a sex ratio of 1004 females for every 1000 males,  and a literacy rate of 69.23%.
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