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Gujarat at a Glance: Home of Gir Lion

09-FEB-2016 17:32

    Gujarat is a state in the western part of India, known locally as Jewel of the Western part of India. It has an area of 196,204 km2 (75,755 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, as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Its capital city is Gandhinagar. It is best known for the Asiatic lions.

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    Source: http://www.taxalertindia.com

    Facts about Gujarat:

     1. Area

    1,96,024 sq km

     2. Population

    6.04 cr (2011 census)

     3. Principal official Language

    The official language of the state is Gujarati. Other languages are English, Hindi.

    4. Climate

    Summer(March to May): min 25 degrees to 45 C

    Winter(November to February): min 15 degrees to max 35 C

    5. Capital 

    Gandhinagar

    6. Members of Lok Sabha

    26

    7. Legislature

    Unicameral (182seats)

    8. Airports

    Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Bhuj

    9. Major Cities

    Ahmedabad (largest), Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhuj, Junagadh, Jamnagar

    10. Festivals

    International Kite Festival, Diwali, Holi, Janmashtami, Kutch Mahotsava, Navratri, Shamlaji Fair, Modhera Dance Festival, Tarnetar Fair, Bhadra Purnima and Vautha Fair.

    11. Economy  Size

    US$ 149.833 billion,

    Gujarat has some of the largest business corporations in India. It is one of the major industrial hubs of India.

    12. Literacy

    78.03 %

    13. Districts

    33

    14.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    919/ Thousand male

    15. Principal Folk/ Dances

    Garba Raas,Dandiya Raas,Ras Dance,Bhavai,Tippani Nritya, Siddi Dance, Padhar Nritya, Dangi Nritya

    16. Principal Rivers

    Narmada, Tapti, Sabaramati, Mahanadi, Mahi, Banas, Saraswati and Damanaganaga

    17. Principal Minerals

    Gypsum,  Manganese, Lignite, Bauxite, Petroleum Natural gases

    18. Tourist & Historical Places

    Great Rann of Kutch, hills of Saputara and is the sole home of pure Asiatic Lions in the world, Ashok Edicts,Junagadh Caves,Kadia Dungar Caves,Khambhalida Caves,Dwarkadhish Temple, Akshardham temple,Somnath temple

    19. State Density

    308 person/ km2

    20. Child Sex Ratio

    890/ 1000 male Childs

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