Kapadwanj (“The Land of Textile”) is a City as well as one of the Taluka of the Kheda district in the Gujarat India. It is located on bank of river Mohar.
Kapadvanj was a major trading centre on the route inland from the port of Cambay and trade brought it wealth and importance in the time Siddharaj Jayasinh. As it was located close to Mohar River, it was a perfect place for constructing step wells for water supply.
According to local historians and elderly folks the town had five gates.The torana at Kapadvanj is one among the 13 kirtistambhas in Gujarat; however it is amongst the best preserved, only after the Vadnagar torana. It has two pillars and a transverse architrave. The entire torana is covered with elaborate sculptures.
Kapadwanj had a population of 90,921. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Kapadwanj had an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 79%, and female literacy 67%. In the city 12% of the population were under 6 years of age.
Kapadwanj is a constituent in Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Shankersinh Vaghela who was also the Former Chief Minister of the State Government had represented this constituency as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
In the 2012 Gujarat legislative assembly elections, Shankersinh Vaghela won from this constituency with a majority of 6,597 votes over Dabhi Kanubhai Bhulabhai, who was contesting for the BJP.