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Gujarat in India
Location of Gujarat in India
Coordinates (Gandhinagar): 23°13′N 72°41′E / 23.217°N 72.683°E / 23.217; 72.683Coordinates: 23°13′N 72°41′E / 23.217°N 72.683°E / 23.217; 72.683
Country  India
Formation 1 May 1960
Capital Gandhinagar
Largest city Ahmedabad
Districts 33
 • Governor Om Prakash Kohli
 • Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (BJP)
 • Legislature Unicameral (182 seats)
 • Parliamentary constituency 26
 • High Court Gujarat High Court
 • Total 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
Population (2011)
 • Total 60,383,628
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gujarati
 • Official Gujarati
 • Additional official None
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-GJ
HDI Increase 0.527 (medium)
HDI rank 11th (2011)
Literacy 79.31%

The state of Bombay was divided into two states i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Bombay (Reorganisation) Act 1960

Symbols of Gujarat (de facto)
Language Gujarati
Song "Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat"
Calendar Saka
Animal Asiatic lion
Bird Greater flamingo
Flower Marigold (galgota)
Fruit Mango
Tree Banyan (Gujarati: 'વડ')
Sport Kabaddi/cricket

The state of Bombay was divided into two states i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Bombay (Reorganisation) Act 1960

Gujarat (/ˌɡʊəˈrɑːt/ Gujǎrāt  [ˈɡudʒ(ə)ɾaːt̪]) is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of Western India". It has an area of 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi) with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi), most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati-speaking people of India.

The state encompasses some sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, such as Lothal and Dholavira. Lothal is believed to be one of the world's first seaports. Gujarat's coastal cities, chiefly Bharuch and Khambhat, served as ports and trading centres in the Maurya and Gupta empires, and during the succession of royal Saka dynasties from the Western Satraps era.

Religious sites
General information
  • Mehsana Airport — Mehsana Airport is about 2 km from Mehsana city
  • Mandvi airport
  • Mofussil Services — It connects major cities, smaller towns and villages within Gujarat.
  • Intercity Bus Services — It also connects major cities — Ahmedabad, Surat,Veraval, Vapi, Vadodara (Baroda) and Rajkot.
  • Interstate Bus Services — It connects various cities of Gujarat with the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
  • City Services — GSRTC also provides city bus services at Surat, Vadodara, Vapi, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, within the state of Gujarat.
  • Parcel Services — This service is used for transporting goods.
  • There are also city buses in cities like Ahmedabad (AMTS and Ahmedabad BRTS), Surat (Surat BRTS), Bhavnagar (VTCOS) Vadodara (Vinayak Logistics), Gandhinagar (VTCOS), Rajkot (VTCOS and Rajkot BRTS), Anand (VTCOS) etc.


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