(Last Updated on : 25/10/2011)
is an Indian state that has 26 districts and a coastline of 1,600 km, mostly on the Kathiawar
peninsula, with a population of more than 60 million. Gandhinagar
is the capital of Gujarat, where as Ahmedabad
is the largest city. Gujarat is amongst the most industrialised states in the country and state has the fastest growing economy. The GDP of the state is double the national average. Situated on the western part of India, Gujarat is well known for its handicrafts, historical monuments, mouthwatering delicacies, wildlife sanctuaries and also as the major industrial and commercial state of India. The state has as many as four national parks and eleven sanctuaries.
The different districts of the Indian state of Gujarat has been described below-
is the commercial and cultural thread of Gujarat.
district situated in central India is the hub of textile industries in India and was earlier known as the Manchester of India.
district is a major industrial district of Gujarat with its pharmaceutical, glass and fertilizer industries.
district is producer of important crops like groundnut, cotton, sugarcane.
district is famous for zari work and cutting and polishing of diamonds.
The largest milk cooperative of Asia, the Amul Dairy is located in the Anand
district of Gujarat.
district is largely dependent on agriculture and the main crops grown here are bajra, jowar and cotton. The nearby attractions of the district are Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Khodiyar mandir, and Pipavav port.
district has a rich deposit of marble quarries and copper. This town is famous for developing India`s diamond industry and trade.
district is a fourth major cotton producing district in Gujarat and is one of the oldest towns of Gujarat.
district is an ideal tourist destination and the major attractions are Gandhi Smriti, Takhteshwar Temple, Velavadar National Park, and Barton Library and Museum and Sri Ghogha Teerth, Mahuva Teerth, Palitana,
covers an area of 5,300 sq km, with the headquarters at Dahod.
is covered with vast stretches of forest reserves which are dominated by the tribal communities. Mahal Bardipara wildlife sanctuary and the spectacular Gira Waterfalls are suitable short excursion sites in the district..
is renowned for Gujarat`s traditional handicraft Bhandej or Bandhani. One of the sacred pilgrim centers of the Hindus, Dwaraka comes under the jurisdiction of this district. The main crops grown in the district are groundnut and jowar.
is an idyllic tourist destination with its Buddhist caves, rock edicts of Emperor Ashoka, ancient forts, Jami mosque, and step wells.
is known as the land of the golden leaf because it is a major tobacco growing district of Gujarat. Lasundra, a small town of the district is famous for its hot springs.
is the biggest district of Gujarat covering an area of 45,652 sq km with its administrative headquarters in the town of Bhuj. The major attractions in the district include the Aina Mahal, Sharad Baugh palace, the Royal Cenotaphs Chattris, the Kutch museum and the Ethnology museum.
covers an area of 9,027 sq km. with its administrative headquarters in Mehsana town. The district is dotted with a number of temples and the important ones are the Modhera Sun temple, Becharaji temple and the Hadkeswar temple in Vadnagar.
is located in the southern part of Gujarat with its administrative headquarters in Rajpipla.
with its headquarters at Navsari is spread over an area of 2,209 sq km.
is located in the eastern part of Gujarat with the district headquarters at Godhra.
is situated on the banks of the river Saraswati and the prime attractions of the district are Ranakivav (step-well) and Sahasraling Lake.
is based on agriculture as well as industries. Cement industry and Soda-ash industry are the two major industries and the main crops grown here are cotton, groundnut, bajra, gram, wheat, and jowar.
has its headquarters at Himmatnagar. Shamlaji a small town of the district is a famous pilgrim center.
is a major cotton growing area in Gujarat. The other crops grown here are bajra, jowar and groundnut.
shares its border with the state of Maharashtra and the district headquarters is in the town of Vyara.
An important industry of the Valsad
district is salt making as the place is connected with Gandhi
`s Salt Satyagraha movement.