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Map of Gujarat State, India
Map of Gujarat State, India

The State is situated in Western part of India and is surrounded by Rajasthan in the North, Maharashtra in the South, Arabian Sea in the West, Border of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the East.

State Capital Gandhinagar
Area of the State
Population 41,309,582
Male Population 21,355,209
Female Population 19,954,373
Principal Languages Gujarati
Urbanisation rate 34.49%
Literacy Rate 61.29 %
Temperatures Maximum: 45.5C during May
Minimum: 1.5C during January
Average Annual Precipitation 653 mm
Minerals with abundant supply are Bauxite Limestone, Lignite,Crude Oil & Natural Gas, Calcite, Dolomite.
Minerals with moderate supply are China Clay, Silica, Flourspar, Choke, Fire Clay.
The major soil type in the State are saline, plain and rocky.
Water Number of Canals : Nil (private) Number of Wells : 0.66
Forest Area under forest cover 19379.20 sq. km (1990-91)
Total 16.95 million
Male working 11.56 million.
Female working 5.39 million.
Agriculture & Allied Activities 56.44%
Trade 2.18%
Manufacturing & Others 41.38%
State Domestic Product Rs. 322400 million (1992-93)
Product Income Realised From Primary Sector : Rs. 1,830 million 28.6% Secondary Sector : Rs. 8,191 million 30.8%
Tertiary Sector : Rs. 10,512 million 39.6%
Railway Total Railway track length : 5287 Kms.
Number of Railway Stations : 792
Road Total road network : 68244 Kms.
National Highway : 1573 Kms.
International Airports
Domestic Airports Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Keshod, Bhuj,Kandla and Deesa
Major Sea Ports in the State : Kandla
Number of minor sea ports are : 39

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