The climate of Gujarat is generally very arid and dry. It gets a modest bit of rain during the monsoon season. A distinct trait of the weather is that the northern region is very dry and arid while the southern part is more humid and moist due to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay. The Rann of Kutch of the north has barren dry land while Saurashtra of the south has tropical kind of conditions.
History of the State:
Gujarat’s history began with the Indus Valley civilization, but its first glorious period began with the Solanki dynasty of the 10th century. Their reign ended when the Solanki’s were conquered by the Muslim ruler Mahmud of Ghazni.
History of the name:
Gujarat derives its name from the word Gujarratta meaning, land of the Gurjars. The Gurjars were originally from Punjab who traveled southwards and reconciled of some parts of western India which came to be known as Gujarat. They ruled the area during the 8th and 9th centuries.
As per the 2011 census the population of Gujarat stands over 6 crores which is the 10th most populated state of the Indian union.
The state borders Pakistan to the north-west and several Indian states on other sides. The Dangs region of Gujarat has the leading forest area of the state.
Gujarat was formed of 1960 out of 17 northern districts of the former state of Bombay.
Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states of India.
The multi-culturalism of Gujarat is very evident of the elements of its vibrant and dynamic civilization.
Since most of the natives of Gujarat are vegetarians, Khichdi and Chaas form the staple diet of the state.
Gujarat Rejoices over 3500 carnivals of all.
About 90% of the Gujarati population adhere to a strict and conservative form of Hinduism. Krishna being the main deity. Muslims constitute about 9% of the population while Jains form about 1%. Also, Gujarat is the birthplace of the Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism.
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|Male Population : 33063358
Female Population : 30064721
Total Population : 63139846
Details of Geographical Information About Gujarat
State Name: Gujarat
Country ISO code: IN
|Districts in Gujarat, India
Alphabetical list of districts of Gujarat
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