Facts and Interesting Points About Gujarat

Interesting Points About Gujarat

  • The world’s tallest Statue the “Statue of Unity” is located in the Narmada district in Gujarat.
  • Gujarat with 17 airports in the state is the highest number of operating airports in a state in India.
  • Gujarat is the only home to the Asiatic Lions in India.
  • Gujarat’s Kutch District is the largest district in India.
  • India’s first Marine National Park is situated in Gujarat.
  • Gujarat has the longest coastline in India.
  • Harappan Site Lothal which is situated in Gujarat is the first port of India.
  • Gujarat is the home to the country’s largest dairy-producing brand Amul.
  • Gandhinagar in Gujarat is the greenest city in Asia.
  • Surat is the centre or hub for diamond trade in India.
  • Gujarat is known to consume the highest amount of sugar in the country.
  • Gujarat is famous for its thread work fabrics, Zari industry and Kathi embroidery.
  • Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is the world’s largest cricket stadium. the stadium has a capacity of 132,000 spectators and parking spaces for 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers.
  • Tulsi Shyam hills near Gujarat’s Amreli district is very similar to Leh’s Magnetic Hill. Objects placed here act against gravity and roll uphill.
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam is the second-largest concrete dam in the world in terms of the volume of concrete used for its construction after the Grand Coulee dam across River Columbia, US.

More Informations About Gujarat

General Details About Gujarat

Formation 1 May 1960
Capital Gandhinagar
Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel
Chief Justice Justice Aravind Kumar
Districts 33
Area (km2) 196,024
Lok Sabha Seats 26
Rajya Sabha Seats 11
State Legislative Assembly Seats 182
Languages Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Kutchi

State Symbols of Gujarat

State Animal Asiatic Lion
State Bird Greater Flamingo
State Tree Banyan
State Flower Marigold

Demography of Gujarat

Population (2011 Census) 60,439,692
Population Density (per km2) 308
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 919
Literacy Rate (%) 78.03
Per Capita Income (₹) 243,761

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Gujarat

  1. Blackbuck National Park
  2. Gir Forest National Park
  3. Marine Gulf of Kutch park
  4. Vansda National Park
  5. Gaga Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Lala Great Indian Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Marine( Gulf of Kutch) Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Nal Sarovar Bird Santuary
  11. Narayan Sarovar (chinkara) Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Porbandar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
  15. Kacchh Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
  16. Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary
  17. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary
  18. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Wildlife Sanctuary
  19. Rampara Vidi Wildlife Sanctuary
  20. Khijadiya Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
  21. Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
  22. Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  23. Balaram-Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary
  24. Great Rann of Kutch Biosphere Reserve

Major Rivers in Gujarat

  1. Narmada(1312 km)
  2. Sabarmati
  3. Tapi
  4. Mahi
  5. Rupen
  6. Daman Ganga
  7. Vatrak

Important Mountains in Gujarat

  1. Girnar (1,110m)
  2. Wilson
  3. Osam
  4. Parnera
  5. Gabbar
  6. Pavagadh
  7. Kailash Tekari
  8. Dataar

Agriculture in Gujarat

Major Crops Cotton, Groundnut, Tobacco, Cumin, Sesamum, etc.
Cash Crops Cotton, Tobacco, Groundnut, Linseed, Sugar-Cane, etc.
Vegetables Onion, Garlic, Potato, Brinjal, Tomato, Okra, Cucurbits, etc.
Fruits Banana, Mango, Citrus, Papaya, Sapota, etc

Mineral Deposits in Gujarat

  1. Bauxite
  2. Marlstone
  3. Sulphur
  4. Manganese
  5. Petroleum & Natural gas

Airports in Gujarat

  1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport(Ahmedabad)
  2. Vadodara Airport
  3. Surat Airport
  4. Bhuj Airport
  5. Kandla Airport
  6. Porbandar Airport
  7. Rajkot Airport

Sea Ports in Gujarat

  1. Deendayal Port Trust(Kandla)
  2. Okha Port
  3. Porbandar Port
  4. Veraval Port
  5. Bhavnagar Port
  6. Bharuch Port
  7. Hazira Port(Surat)

Traditional Dances in Gujarat

  1. Garba
  2. Dandiya
  3. Bhavai
  4. Tippani
  5. Padhar
  6. Hoodo

Art and Crafts of Gujarat

  1. Rabari, Bavaria, Banni, Patola embroidery
  2. Gold embroidery with silk yarn
  3. Pottery & Terracotta Art
  4. Jewellery, Beads, Zari and Lac Art
  5. Tangalia handicraft Art
  6. Woodcrafts

Regional Festivals Gujarat

  1. Navratri
  2. Modhera Dance Festival
  3. Rann Utsav
  4. Janmashtami
  5. Bhavnath Mahadev Fair
  6. Uttarayan
  7. Bhadra Purnima
  8. Shamlaji Melo
  9. Vautha Mela
  10. Rath Yatra

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