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Rajkot is situated in the Gujarat state and is the fourth largest city here, after Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat. As far as 2006 to 2020's fastest growing cities and urban areas in the world are concerned, Rajkot ranks 22nd.
Rajkot is 245 kilometres away from the state's capital Gandhinagar. From April 15, 1948, to October 31, 1956, then Saurashtra state's capital was Rajkot, when it had not merged in the bilingual Bombay State. On May 1, 1960, it merged from Bombay state to Gujarat State.

The summers in Rajkot are hot and dry and last from mid-March to mid-June. The monsoons last from mid-June to October. From November to February, the climate is mild and the temperature on an average is around 20°C, with a little humidity. The climate of the city is semi-arid. During summers, Rajkot's temperature is between 24° Celsius and 42° Celsius. In winters, Rajkot temperature varies between 10°C and 22°C but on a whole winters are pleasant. The city experiences a lot of cyclones, which is more like a regular and important weather phenomena. The cyclones occur usually after the rainy season in the Arabian Sea.

Multicultural is the word for Rajkot with many languages spoken like Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, English, Bengali, Sindhi, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam. But, only a few languages like Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi ans English are understood. People of Rajkot are also called as Kathiyawadi because the city is a part of Kathiyawad. People usually refer to Rajkot as 'Rangilu Rajkot', which means colourful Rajkot.

Rajkot has a proper road, rail and air connection to all the major cities in the country. Rajkot has regular bus service by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) to Gujarat's other cities. Private bus operators also connect the city to other cities and other states in India. Railway connectivity from Rajkot to all major Indian cities is also available. The aviation in the city is slowly developing. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and many other carriers also serve daily flights to Mumbai.

Rajkot has big hospital at almost four locations. Raj Rameshwar Temple is the only religious places in the city. Here, education can never be a problem with a number of big schools available across the city.

Last Updated on : 20 June 2012

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