Gujarat is located in the western region in neighboring states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Gujarat gets its name from the Kshatriya Rajput dynasty Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty.
Gujarat is situated along the coastline of the Arabian Sea with a coastline of 1596 km long. It also includes Union Territory of Daman and Diu, its border is Pakistan and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Gandhinagar is its capital. It is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in west-central India. Ahmedabad is the largest city of this state.
History of Gujarat The history of
Gujarat is steeped in mythology. According to Hindu epics, Lord Krishna left Mathura with his elder brother Balarama and settled in Kushasthali, which is currently known as Dwarka and thus, the Yadav dynasty flourished. Later Dwarka became one of the four seats or monasteries established by Adi Shankara.
Gujarat The area of Gujarat is 75,686 square miles or 196,077 square kilometers. Gujarat shares its border with Pakistan to the northwest and forms the western coast of the Arabian Sea state. It is the seventh largest state in India in terms of population as well as area. It is located on the western coastal region of peninsular India.
Gujarat experiences various climatic conditions. During winter, the daytime temperature is dry and pleasant, averaging around 29 ° C and the temperature drops to around 12 ° C at night. Around 41 ° C is experienced during the day. Whereas during the night the temperature drops to around 29 ° C. The monsoon falls during the middle part of the month of June, with the temperature during the day hovering around 35 ° C and the nighttime temperature around 27 ° C. Humidity is very high in this season and maximum rainfall is experienced in this season.
Gujarat According to the 2011 census data in Gujarat, the population was 60,383,628. The concentration of population is just 308 persons per square kilometer. The primary language of this state is Gujarati and it is also the official language. Many tribal communities reside in the state of Gujarat. Agriculture is the main occupation for most of the people living in Gujarat. The male population according to the 2011 census is 31,482,282. The female population is 28,901,306.
of Gujarat A proportion of the people of Gujarat in the state speak Gujarati, while the people of Kutch region of Gujarat also speak in Kutchi language. Other native languages spoken in lesser proportions are Bhili and Gamit. According to the 2001 census, a total of 84.5% people spoke Gujarati as their first language. 5% were native tribal speakers, 4.7% were Hindi, 2% Sindhi, 1.5% Marathi and 1% Urdu language speakers.
Culture of Gujarat
Gujarati culture is witness to the co-union of different ethnic people. About one-fifth of the state’s population consists of tribal and tribal communities. The influence of foreign invaders like the Chalukyas, Mahmud of Ghazni badly affected the Gujarati culture. Individual ethnic character of tribal population like Dabla, Gujjar, Koli, Naikda, Bhangi are well connected in Gujarati culture.
Food is an essential for Gujarati culture. Gujaratis are mostly vegetarian and “khichdi”, salad and “chas” are their staple foods. Dishes like, Thepla, Dhokla are quite popular in this state.
Primary education is given special attention by the academic department of Gujarat. In Gujarat, primary education has been made free and compulsory for all children up to a specific age limit. Both the Government of Gujarat as well as private schools operate in Gujarat. Ahmedabad also has schools run by various trusts and municipal corporations. Private schools in Gujarat are affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) board or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). There are several universities in Gujarat for higher education where undergraduate and postgraduate programs are conducted in various disciplines. IIM Ahmedabad is the country’s leading institute in Gujarat.
Gujarat Gujarat is divided into 25 districts. They are Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Porbandar, Surat, Amreli, Gandhinagar, Narmada, Surendranagar, Anand, Bhavnagar, Navsari, Dang, Banaskantha, Panch Mahal, Vadodara, Sabarkantha, Bharuch, Patan, Rajkot, Valsh, Kutch, Junagadh, Junagadh, Dahgadha, Jamnagar
Economy of Gujarat The
most prosperous state economy in India is the Gujarat economy. If Gujarat is considered an independent nation, its economic rank will be much higher than the developed economies of the European Union. The economy of Gujarat has been industrialized on a large scale. Agricultural production in Gujarat is very poor due to less fertile soil, insufficient rainfall, floods and regular drought, poor drainage and old irrigation facilities. The bulk of the revenue is generated from cotton (cash crop) and cotton textile industries thrive in Gujarat.
Gujarat Gujarat has many things for tourists to see and enjoy, including many museums, forts, mosques, temples, wildlife sanctuaries and many other interesting destinations. The tourist destination is one of the luxury of tourism in Gujarat. There are many palaces and forts which stand as spectators of the Golden Age in Indian history till date. Some palaces and forts are Pavagad Fort, Nazar Bagh Palace, Dabhoi Fort, Uparkot Fort, Kusum Vilas Palace, etc.
Gujarat has 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 4 national parks. The most important tourist attraction in Gujarat is Gir National Park. Some religious places to visit in Gujarat are Dwarkanath Temple, Narayana Temple, Palitana Jain Temple, Takhteshwar Temple etc.
Ahmedabad International Airport has flights to Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian metro cities. Regular flights to New York, Dubai, Chicago and London are available here. Trains to New Delhi and Mumbai connect the cities of Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad.