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Gujarat at a Glance: Home of Gir Lion

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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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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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 C0

Winter(November to February): min 15 degrees to max 35 C0

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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