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Gujarat

• Gujarat is located on the North Western part of India. The state is locally known as Jewel of the West.

• It has a coastline of 1,600 km which is longest in India.

• The state shares its border by Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north east, Maharashtra and Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the south and Madhya Pradesh in the east.

• Capital city of the state is Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot are some major cities of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is the largest city of the state.

• Total area of the state is 196077 sq. km.

• Total districts in Gujarat are 33.

• Total population of the state is around 6 cores according to 2011 census.

• The population density is 308 per square km.

• Literacy rate in Gujarat is 80.18 %.

• Guajarati is the main language of Gujarat.

• Sabarmati, Tapi, Narmada are the main river in the state.

• The state is one of the major industrial hubs in India. Electronics, Information Technology, Textiles, Petrochemicals, Agriculture are the major industries in Gujarat.

• The largest refinery in the world Jamnagar Refinery is located in Gujarat.

• Gir National Park is the sole home of the Asiatic Lions. Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic lions and outside Africa.

• Sabarmati Ashram, Mandvi Beach, Somnath etc are some of the major tourist attraction in Gujarat.

• Bhavai and garba are the folk traditions of Gujarat.

• The Rann of Kutch, a seasonal salt marsh is located on the Kutch District of Gujarat.

Districts of Gujrat
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 8,707 72,08,200 890
Amreli Amreli 6,760 15,13,614 205
Anand Anand 2,942 20,90,276 711
Aravalli Modasa 3,217 10,51,746 327
Banaskantha Palanpur 12,703 31,16,045 290
Bharuch Bharuch 6,524 15,50,822 238
Bhavnagar Bhavnagar 11,155 28,77,961 288
Botad Botad 2,564 6,56,005 256
Chhota Udepur Chhota Udepur 3,237 10,71,831 331
Dahod Dahod 3,642 21,26,558 582
Dang Ahwa 1,764 2,26,769 129
Devbhoomi Dwarka Khambhalia 5,684 7,52,484 132
Gandhinagar Gandhinagar 649 13,87,478 660
Gir Somnath Veraval 3,754 12,17,477 324
Jamnagar Jamnagar 14,125 21,59,130 153
Junagadh Junagadh 8,839 27,42,291 310
Kheda Nadiad 4,215 22,98,934 541
Kutch Bhuj 45,652 20,90,313 46
Mahisagar Lunavada 2,500 9,94,624 398
Mehsana Mehsana 4,386 20,27,727 462
Morbi Morbi 4,871 9,60,329 197
Narmada Rajpipla 2,749 5,90,379 214
Navsari Navsari 2,211 13,30,711 602
Panchmahal Godhra 5,219 23,88,267 458
Patan Patan 5,738 13,42,746 234
Porbandar Porbandar 2,294 5,86,062 255
Rajkot Rajkot 11,203 31,57,676 282
Sabarkantha Himatnagar 7,390 24,27,346 328
Surat Surat 4,327 49,96,391 653
Surendranagar Surendranagar 10,489 17,55,873 167
Tapi Vyara 3,435 8,06,489 249
Vadodara Vadodara 7,794 36,39,775 467
Valsad Valsad 3,034 17,03,068 561





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