Nadiad is a large city in the Kheda district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Nadiad hosts around 2.3 lakh residents who mainly speak in Gujarati and Hindi. It is believed that this city had been a settlement of rope-dancers. The historical name of Nadiad was "Natapadra" which means outskirts of natas (ropes) or "Natpur" which means city of natas. It is also called Nandgam. The city has a special regard for the number 9 as it has nine step wells, nine villages or towns located in it, nine roads that enter and exit the city and nine lakes. Nadiad is also referred to as sakshar Bhumi which means The land of the educated. Nadiad experiences mild winters and very hot summers. Nadiad was the land of laureates and writers during the late 19th century and the early 20th century when the city largely contributed to the Gujarati literature.
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