Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rajkot is a district in Gujarat

BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Rajkot, GujaratRajkot is a district in Gujarat, with the city of Rajkot serving as the administrative headquarters. The district is surrounded by the districts of Kutch in the north, Surendranagar and Bhavnagar to the east, Amreli and Junagadh to the south and Jamnagar to the west. It is the 3rd most advanced district in Gujarat. It had a population of 3,169, 881 of which 51.29% are urban (2001 census). The city of Rajkot is the 4th largest city in the state of Gujarat and the 35th urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 13 lakhs (1.3 million). Rajkot is ranked 22nd in the world`s fastest growing cities and urban areas from 2006 to 2020. Rajkot is located on the banks of the Rivers Aji and Niari. Rajkot was the capital of the erstwhile Saurashtra region from 15th April 1948 to 31st October 1956 before merging in bilingual Bombay State on November 1, 1956. Rajkot was merged into Gujarat State from bilingual Bombay state on May 1, 1960. Rajkot was founded by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja of the Jadeja clan in 1612 AD. Since then it has been the seat of Jadeja rulers of India.

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