Gujarat

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Gujarat
ગુજરાત
State of India

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A map showing us where the location of Gujarat is in India
Map of Gujarat
Coordinates: 20°N 77°E / 20°N 77°E / 20; 77Coordinates: 20°N 77°E / 20°N 77°E / 20; 77
Country  India
Region West India
Established 1 November 1956
Government
 • Legislature Unicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 91,347,736
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Official languages Gujarati · English

^*  294 elected, 1 nominated

Gujarat (Urdu: انڈیا گجرات)is a state within the Republic of India. Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat. This city is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Its area is 75,686 mi² (196,077 km²), excluding the Kori Creek of the Rann of Kachchh: which is disputed by Pakistan , but it includes the Kutch District, in terms of area it is bigger than Syria but smaller than Senegal. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the West Indian zone. Surat, Bharuch, Ahmedabad, Vapi, Badoda, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar are some important cities in Gujarat. Champaner, Gondal, Bhavnagar, Utelia, Zainabad, Bhuj, Sasangir are some tourist places. People in Gujarat are mainly engaged in Agriculture and business.

Provincial symbols of Gujarat[change | change source]