|Coordinates: 23°13′N 72°41′E / 23.22°N 72.68°ECoordinates: 23°13′N 72°41′E / 23.22°N 72.68°E|
|• Municipal Commissioner||R.C.Kharsan|
|• Total||177 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||81 m (266 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
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Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat state in India. It is 23 kilometres (14 miles) from the city of Ahmedabad and 464 km from Mumbai. In the year 1960, the Bombay state of India was divided into two states - Maharashtra and Gujarat. Bombay (now called Mumbai) became the capital city of Maharashtra. For Gujarat, new capital was needed. Gandhinagar was then made the capital of Gujarat.
The famous Akshardham temple is in this city. This temple was attacked by two terrorist in the year 2002.
Governance[change | change source]
The city is divided into 30 sectors and Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation manages the civic infrastructure and administration of the city.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ravi Kalia (2004). Gandhinagar: Building National Identity in Postcolonial India. Univ of South Carolina Press. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-1-57003-544-9. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- ↑ N. C. Asthana & A.Nirmal (1 January 2009). Urban Terrorism: Myths and Realities. Pointer Publishers. pp. 180–. ISBN 978-81-7132-598-6. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- ↑ Aligarh Muslim University Geographical Society (1993). The Geographer. Aligarh Muslim University Geographical Society. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Gandhinagar at Wikimedia Commons