Dahod district is part of Gujarat state, thewestern most state in the Republic of India. Dahod district used to be part ofPanchmahal District. On October 2, 1997, six talukas (subdivisions of adistrict), including Dahod, of Panchmahal district were partitioned to form anew district named Dahod. Dahod city serve as the administrative headquarterfor the district. Dahod district is surrounded by Panchmahal district (west),Vadodara District (south), Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh state (east), andBanswara district of Rajasthan state (north). Population of the district ismostly rural, and majority of them are tribal people (Adivasis and Bhils).Dahod district also has the second largest population of Dawoodi Vohra Samaj inIndia.