Map of Gujarat Kachchh Morvi Jamnagar Devbhuoomi Dwarka Porbandar Junagadh Gir Somnath DAMAN AND DIU Amreli Botad Rajkot Bhavnagar Patan Surendranagar Banaskantha Mahesana Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Sabarkantha Aravali Mahisagar Kheda Panchmahal Dohod Anand Vadodara Chhota Udaipur Narmada Tapi The Dangs Bharuch Surat Navsari Valsad DADAR NAGAR HAVELI DAMAN AND DIU MAHARASHTRA MADHYA PRADESH RAJASTHAN PAKISTAN
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Gujarat is the Western most state of India. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, shares its borders with Madhya Pradesh in the east, by Rajasthan in the north and northeast and by Maharashtra in the south and south east. Gujarat has a common frontier with Pakistan at the north western fringe and is an international border. Gujarat was formed in the year 1960; carved out of the 17 northern districts of Bombay state when that was split on a linguistic basis (Marathi-speaking) Gujarat is an industrially advanced state, and although it is not a popular tourist destination among foreigners, it still holds an important place in India. The people of Gujarat are also known to be a successful business community.

The history of Gujarat can be traced back to almost 3500 years ago. The archaeological findings at Lothal near Dhandauka in Ahmedabad district and Razdi in Saurashtra give proof of the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization.

The capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar and its largest city is Ahmedabad. The population of Gujarat State is 6.04 crores as per Census 2011. The state covers an area of 1,96,024 sq km. Gujarat is the 7th largest state in India in terms of area. The literacy rate is 79.31 percent. The language spoken here is Gujarati. The state is renouned for its holy temples (Dwarkadheesh temple, Somnath temple), wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, hill resorts and fascinating colourful handicrafts,

The best time to visit Gujarat is between October and March.

The 33 districts of Gujarat are: Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Aravalli, Botad, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Chhota Udaipur, Dahod, Dang, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kutch, Mehsana, Mahisagar, Morbi, Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar, Tapi, Vadodara and Valsad.

Gujarat Districts



The biggest district in this state in terms of area is Kutch District which has Bhuj as its city headquarters. The district covers 45,652 sq km of the total area in the state and the population density in the district is 46 square km.

Gandhinagar is the smallest district in terms of area in Gujarat. The total area covered by the district is merely 649 sq km. The presence of Gandhinagar, the state capital after which the district is named makes it, the district with most population density of 660/km2. Total population in the district is 1,387,478.

The most populated of all the districts in the state is the Ahmedabad District which also is the 8th most populous district in India. The district shares its borders with Mehsana in the North, Surendranagar in the West, Kheda in the East and Bhavnagar in the South.

Dang district is the least populated district in the state. Around 226,769 people live in the district as per the census 2011. The district extends to 1764 sq km in area.

Valsad district is located to the Southern-most end of the state of Gujarat and it covers an area of around 3034 sq km. Valsad district shares its border with Navsari District to the North.

Navsari district is located in an area of 2211 sq km.

Jamnagar district located on the Southern Coast of the state of Gujarat covers an area of around 14125 sq km.

The district map of Gujarat will show you the all the districts demarcated clearly in grey dotted lines and all the district headquarters are marked in grey circles.

Some of the Major Cities in Gujarat:


  • Ahmedabad
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Rajkot
  • Bhavnagar
  • Jamnagar
  • Junagadh
  • Gandhidham
  • Nadiad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Anand
  • Morbi

Places to Visit in Gujarat


  • Laxmi Vilas Palace - Baroda
  • Kevadia Colony (Sardar Sarovar Dam)
  • Somnath Temple - Near Veraval
  • Dwarakadheesh Temple of Lord Krishna - Dwarka
  • Haji Pir Dargah - Kutch
  • Gir Forest National Park - Junagadh
  • Lothal - near Ahmedabad
  • Dholavira - Kutch
  • Saputara Hill station – Dang district
  • Kirti Mandir - Porbandar

Gujarat State Information

CapitalGandhinagar
Date of formation1. May. 1960
GovernorShri Om Prakash Kohli
Chief MinisterVijay Rupani
Tourist attractionsGir NP, Somnath Temple, Dwarka, Palitana
FestivalsNavratri, Kite Festival, Kutch Utsav
Major dance and music formsDandiya Raas, , Garba dance, Tippani, Padhar Dance
Arts and craftsBandhani or tie-and-dye fabric; woven Patola fabric; rich embroidery by the Rabari tribals including Soof embroidery.
LanguagesGujarati
Size196,244 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)60439642
RiversSabarmati, Mahi, Narmada, Tapti, Banas, Saraswati, Damanganga
Forests and wildlife sanctuaries.Gir NP, Wild Ass Sanctuary Kutch, Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Velavadhar NP, Vansda NP
State animalAsiatic Lion
State birdGreater flamingo
State flowerMarigold
State treeMango
Major cropsGroundnuts, cotton, tobacco
FactoidsIt is possible to climb down the richly-carved step-wells or vavs of Gujarat.
 The ancient fort Uparkot was first built by the Mauryas.
No. of District33


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