Here are the some amazing facts about Gujarat:
USD 2.2 Billion to USD 8.3 Billion in just 5 years.
13000 MW of uninterrupted power generation capacity
Which is expected to increase to over 25000 MW.
Percentage of man days lost due to labour strife is just 0.6%
The lowest in the country.
100% functional e-Governance in all government offices and institutions.
41 Ports that handle
25% of India’s Cargo
And offer excellent connectivity to the vast hinterland.
NRI (Non-Residential Indians)
The London directory has
Patel as one of its 25 most common surnames.
The motel industry of USA is entirely dominated by the Gujaratis.
One of the 5 Indians who from the majority of Antwerp Diamond High Council Board.
Gujarat has one of the highest agricultural growth rate of around 11% against a national average of just over 2%.
Rani no Hajiro is located near Manek Chowk on east of the Ahmed Shah’s Tomb. The walls of cloister are fitted with carved stone screens. The courtyard contains eight marble tombs of queens of Ahmed Shah I and other Gujarat Muslim Rulers.
Owned by the Reliance Industries, the Jamnagar Refinery in Jamnagar is the biggest oil refinery on planet with the output of around 1.2 million barrels every day.
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is located in Jamnagar. It has about 300 types of migratory birds. With area of 6.05 square km, it forms an excellent and unique eco-system providing unique assemblage of fresh and saline wetlands and micro habitat diversity to water birds.
Bardoli Sugar Factory, the world’s largest sugar factory is a major source of income for many employees and farmers. Being located near Surat city, it is participating in economic growth of this entire region.
The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Vadodara is largest university in Gujarat ranked 10th by India Today and 6th by Hindustan Times in their list of India’s best universities.
Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the 12th Jyotirlinga (Shrines) mentioned in the Shiva Purana. Nageshvara is believed to be the first such shrine. A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this place.
Akshardham Temple is an architectural marvel of this Century, 6,000 tons of pink sandstone have been pieced together with incredible accuracy by more than 12 million man hours of 900 skilled craftsmen have created this magnificent monument.
Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions, With an area covering of about 1412 sq km, Gir Forest National Park is the land of Asiatic lions. Recent surveys show that 523 Asiatic lions are present in Gir. Over 2000 species are part of this forest.
Laxmi Vilas Palace is the pride of Gujarat. It is the four times larger than the Buckingham Palace of England. It is one of the Finest Largest Palaces in the World. It is the official residence of the Maharaja(King) of Baroda(Vadodara) and his family members.
Kabirwad is a famous place situated on an island in the middle of the river Narmada. It is an incredible grove of a Banyan tree which has grown over the years and the now occupies an area of almost 3 kms. The place is named after the famous Saint Kabir.
Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the South Central Park of Gujarat which is home for a variety of animals and plants. With the highest population of Leopard, the habitat is also shared by animals such as sloth bear, jackal, blue bull, wild boar and four horned antelopes.
Mahatma Mandir is a convention cum exhibition centre and a memorial located at sector 13, Gandhinagar. It is inspired from life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the biggest convention centre of India spread over 34 acres.
Lothal was one of the most modern city during the time of Indus Valley Civilisation. It was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India between 13th February, 1955 to 19th May, 1960. Lothal is dated back from 2400 BCE which makes it one of the most ancient town in the World.
Alang is the biggest ship breaking yard town in the world located in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. World’s most colossal ships are broken here.
Port Pipavav, India’s first port in the private sector, is a port of the West Coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo.
Tulsi Shyaam is located on the Dhari-Una with an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu – Lord Shyam. The idol of Lord Tulsishyam is said to be 3000 years old. It is made up of black stone. There is a hot sulphur spring near the temple that is believed to have curative powers.
Marine National Park is situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in Jamnagar. It is the first national marine park of India. There are 42 islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, most of them surrounded by reefs.
Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makabra, 7 km south-west of Ahmedbaad. It has been interpreted as being composed of both ‘jism'(body) and ‘ruh'(spirit), giving it the qualities of a human being.
Kankariya Lake is situated in the heart of Ahmedbaad at Maninagar area. It is the largest circular lake of city and from one point there’s a walkway which goes to the garden in the middle of lake, it is called as ‘Naginawadi’.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedbaad (IIMA), is Asia’s 1st and World’s 45th ranked management college located in Ahmedbaad, Gujarat.
(My sister wants to get admission in IIMA. She is preparing and studying extremely hard).
Girnar, sacred mountain, 3,666 ft (1,117 m) high, Gujarat state, on the Kathiawar Peninsula; a pilgrimage place for adherents of Jainism. It has five peaks, the sides of which are dotted with ancient reservoirs. The Neminath is the largest and possibly the oldest of the Jain temples on the mountain.
Ambaji is a census town in Banaskantha district in Gujarat. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage.
Established by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in 1960, ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) is the only organisation in the World which has been successful in entering Mars in its very first attempt. ISRO’s last 40 years expenditure is equivalent to NASA’s single year budget.
Ahmedbaad Civil Hospital is the largest hospital in Asia with facilities for specialized diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative patient care. It’s one of the oldest treating about
6,00,000 to 6,50,000 outdoor patients & admitting 70,000 patients annually. It performs about 26,000 surgeries and 6500 deliveries per year.
Here are some super awesome facts about Gujarat that makes this state different from others :
1. Gujarat has the largest sea shore in the country i.e. 1600 km.
2. Gandhinagar is considered as one of the greenest cities in the world and the greenest capital city in the whole Asia.
3. Ahmedabad was the first capital of the state.
4. Ahmedabad was listed as the third fastest growing city in the world, according to Forbes 2010 report.
5. India and Pakistan’s Father of Nations both were Gujarati, namely, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
6. Rajkot is the ninth cleanest city in India.
( This is where I live. My hometown. Capital of Saurastra Mini Gujarat Region)
7. Four are Gujaratis out of Top 10 Richest Persons in India, namely, Dilip Sanghavi, Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, and Pallonji Mistry.
8. Alang, Bhavnagar is the largest ship breaking yard in the world.
9. Gujarat is the largest milk producer in the country.
10. The British East India Co. first set up its trading centre in Surat in 1818.
11. Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions.
12. More than 60% population of NRIs in North America is Gujarati.
13. Gujarati-origin owns more than 17,000 motels and hotels in the United States.
14. More than 8 out of the 10 of the world’s diamonds are processed in the city Surat in Gujarat.
15. The percentage of man-days lost in Gujarat due to labour unrest/strike is 0.42%, the lowest in the country.
16. Surat is considered as the hub of diamond business in the world after Antwerp, Belgium.
17. 80% of all diamonds sold anywhere in the world are polished in the state of Gujarat. The only non-Jews in the Tel Aviv (Israel) and Jerusalem (Israel) diamond bourse are Gujaratis.
18. Amul is the largest dairy in Asia.
19. Some of the best business communities in India — Parsis, Jains, Memons, Banias, Khojas and Bohras — all speak Gujarati
20. At the height of about 2000 feet, Palitana in Gujarat is the only place in the world with more than 900 Jain temples.
21. Gujarat survived a major earthquake which was happened in 2001. The people of Gujarat re-built the state from scratch and became more progressive after the earthquake.
22. The Great Rann(Desert) of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world.This area has been inhabited by the Kutchi people.
Some of the areas have Gujarat’s notable share in India’s total, and are worth mentioning. Gujarat’s contribution in those areas is as follows:
1) 17% of Fixed Capital Investment
2) 16% of Industrial Output
3) 22% of India’s Exports
4) 16% of Value of Output
5) 12% of Net Manufacturing Value
6) 10% of Factories
7) 98% of Soda Ash Production
8) 80% of Diamond Export
9) 78% of Salt Production
10) 62% of Petrochemical Production
11) 53% of Crude Oil(Onshore)
12) 51% of Chemical products
13) 37% of Groundnut Production
14) 35% of Cargo Handling
15) 31% of Cotton Production
16) 30% of Natural Gas(Onshore)
17) 10% of Mineral Production
18) 25% of Textile Production
19) 35% of Pharmaceutical Products
The state registered 12.8% agricultural growth in the last five years against the national average of 2%.