Location of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad has good connectivity as it is located about 290 miles north of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is considered as the largest city in Gujarat.
History of Ahmedabad
History of Ahmedabad dates back from the time of 11th Century during the rule of Chalukyas. Later Ahmedabad came under the hands of Solanki Dynasty. In 13th Century, Vaghela Dynasty came into the power. Then Gujarat came under the control of Delhi Sultanate and Mughals till the British annexation. During British rule in India, Ahmedabad became the centre of nationalistic movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Geography of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is located on the banks of Sabarmati River in north Gujarat. The city is located at 23.03 degree North to 72.58 degree East at an elevation of 53 meters. Kankaria Lake, Vastrapur Lake and Chandola Lake serve as the lifeline of this city.
Demography of Ahmedabad
According to the Population census in the year 2011, Ahmedabad has the population count of about 6,361,084. The literacy rate was 89.62 percent. Most of the people residing in Ahmedabad are Gujaratis and Marathis.
Education of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is a city that gives much importance to education of its citizens. There are 884 primary schools and 548 private primary schools. There are 2 Primary Schools of Hindi Medium and 3 of Urdu Medium. CEPT University, Nirma University, Ahmedabad University and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University are the popular universities here.
Economy of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is totally dependent on agriculture and tertiary industries. The major crops grown here are rice, wheat, jowar, millets and groundnut. Ahmedabad has the textile mills like Ahmedabad Spinning and Weaving Company Limited, Calico Mills and Arvind Mills.
Culture of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is celebrated the festivals like Ratha Yatra, Navratri, Deepavali, Holi, Eid ul-Fitr and Christmas. Here roti, tea and buttermilk are common in the cuisines of Ahmedabad.
Tourism in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad has vast number of tourism destinations like Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati Riverfront, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Utensils Museum, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Gujarat Science City, Dada Hari Ni Vav, Bhadra Fort, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, ISKCON Temple, Sidi Saiyed's Mosque, and many more.
Ahmedabad is easily connected with the roadways, railways and airways. Ahmedabad railway station is the nearest railway station here, while National Highway 8 is linked with Delhi to Mumbai crossing Ahmedabad. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is connected with all cities of India and the other states of India also.
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