About Gujarat

Situated on the western part of the Indian sub-continent, Gujarat derives its name 'Gujaratta' meaning the land of Gurjars. Being the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat is a remarkable coastal state rich in crafts, history and natural beauty. Punctuating the skyline with chimneys of sophisticated textiles mills, Gujarat is one of India's most industrialized states in western India. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, by the States of Rajasthan in the North and North-East, by Madhya Pradesh in the East and by Maharashtra in the South and South East. The State has an international boundary with the Pakistan at the north-western fringe. The two deserts, one north of Kachchh and the other between Kachchh and the mainland Gujarat are saline wastes. It has the longest coast line 1600 kms, dotted with 41 ports; 1 major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor ports. Gujarat spans an area of 196,024 Km2  and the population is over 5,05,97,000. The state capital is Gandhinagar. Gujarat has two official languages: Gujarati, which is derived from Sanskrit, and Hindi. The important rivers of the state are Tapti, Narmada, Sabarmati and Mahi.  Forming an area that housed the regions of the Indus Valley civilization and Harappan sites, Gujarat is also a leader in various industrial sectors such as Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Dairy, Cement & Ceramics, Textiles, Engineering and Gems & Jewellery.


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