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State of Gujarat

Capital: Gandhinagar
Gujarat state emblem, logo,seal

Area: 196,024 sq km

Date of Formation: 1 May 1960 

Naighbouring States/ UT: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, MP, Daman-Diu Dadra Nagar Haveli. Country: Pakistan, Sea: Arabian Sea. 

Population: 60,383,628, Males: 31,482,282, Females: 28,901,346, Sex-ratio: 918, Density: 308, Decadal growth: 19.17%, Literacy: 41,948,677 (total 79.31%, male 87.23%, female 70.73%.). 

No of Districts: 26, Villages: 18,066, Towns: 242 

Legislative Bodie: State Legislature-Unicameral, Assembly Seats: 182, Parliament: Lok Sabha Seats: 26(20+2+4), Rajya Sabha Seats:11 

Main Political Parties: BJP, INC, JD

Seat of High Court: Ahmedabad 

Chief Language: Gujarati 

Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam 

Main Towns: Ahaedabad, Vadodara,Bhavnagar, Bguj, Surat, Jamnagar, Kandla, Mehsana, Porbandar, Rajkot. 

Geography: 
(a) Rivers: Mahi, Sabarmati, Narmada, and Tapti. Smaller rivers like Banas, Sarawati and Damanganga
(b) Mountains: Gir Range, Barda Hills Girnar Hills. 
(c)National Parks: Gir NP-asiatic lion, Pirotan Marine National Lark-known for corals and fish, Wild Ass Sanctuary-Rann of Kutchch, Nal Sarovar Bird Santuary, Ratanal & Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary- Gujarat-MP border,Velavadhar NP, Vansda NP.
(d) Beaches: Porbandar, Chorwad, Beyt Dwaraka, Somnath and Veraval, Mandvi near Delvada. Lrrigation: 64-88 lakh hectares. 

Economy: 
(a) Minerals: petroleum oil, natural gas
(b) industries: Textiles, petrochemicals, inorganic chemicals (caustic soda, soda ash), drugs, pharmaceuticals, electronic and electrical goods, cement, machine tools, oil refinery, sugar, oil etc. 
(c) Agricultural Products: Jowar, rice wheat, bananas, tobacco cotton, bajra, groundnut isabgol, maize, sugarcane, mangoes. 

Transport & Communications: 
(a) Road Length: 74038 km
(b) Main Railway Stations: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Valsad, Navsar, Surat, Dahod, Nadiad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Mehsana, Himatnagar, Palanpur
(c) Airports: Ahmedabad International Vadodara Bhavnagar: Bhuj, Surat, Jamnagar, Rajkot
(d) Port: Kandla. 

Shrines: Modhera Sun temple- Mehsana, Hatheesing Jain Temple, Bhadreshwar Jain pilgrimage, Shamlaji- famous Vaishnava temple Jama Masjid, Rani Rupmati mosque, Akshardham temple-made of sandstone, Parsees Fire temple-Udwada. 

Historic Placas: Adlaj Vav (world’s most famous elaborated well)- Gandhinagar,, Patan-remains of Solanki dynasty, Lothal and Dholavira-remains of Harrappan civilization, Raniki Vav-built by Udayamati queen of Bhimdevaa 1 between 1022 and 1063, Uperkot Fort-built by yadavas. 

Shopping: Patola saris, cholis, chakla, bead-embroidered ghagras, tondris, zari, chandrawas, block printed textiles, clay painting, hand painted fabrics, Namdas-felt embroidered with wool. 

Culture: 
(a) Dances: Garba (Lasya Nrity) and Dandia Ras (Ras Leela, folk), Tippani (women labourers): (b) Festivals: Janmastami,-Dwarka and Dakor, Mahavir Jayanti-Palitana, International Kite Festival-Jan, Makar Sankranti, Navratri-Sep/Oct, Tharnetar fair (Aug-Sept), Madhavrai fair-Porbandar (Mar-April), Ambaji fair-Banaskanta dist Shamalji fair, Dangi durbar-March,etc.
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  2. some update required...
    now gujarat has 33 districts...

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  3. Very helpful post! In Gujarat, Rajkot is the city which attract tourists due to its gorgeous and interesting destinations like Funworld Rajkot, ISKCON Rajkot, Watson Museum, Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Rotary Dolls Museum, Race Course Grounds, Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham and Ishwariya Temple. Visitors can arrive at all these places by car rentals or taxi services in Rajkot. You can also book cabs for airport transfer and railway transfer in Rajkot.

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