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Gujarat – At a Glimpse
On May 1, 1960, Gujarat was created out of 17 northern districts of the former state of Bombay
Located on the western coast of India, has the longest coastline of 1,600 Km.
Bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and south west and by Pakistan in the North
Population of approximately 6.03 Crore (4.99% of Indian Population)
It has States of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh towards the north east and east, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Nagar Haveli, towards the south
Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat is located close to Amdavad (Ahmedabad), the commercial capital
Ahmedabad is the most populated District in the State, with 7.20 million people
Diverse climatic conditions with mild and pleasant winters and hot and dry summers and heavy monsoon
The state currently has 33 districts
(In 2007, Tapi District was formed out of some Talukas separated from erstwhile Surat District. Vyara is head quarter of Tapi District, which comprises five Talukas – Vyara, Songadh, Valod, Uchhal and Nizar)

Socio Economic Profile
The population of the Gujarat State was 50,671,017 as per the 2001 census data. Gujarat Population Census Data 2011 show that Gujarat has Total Population 6.03 Crores. Literacy rate in Gujarat has seen upward Trend and is 79.31%.Its official and primary language is Gujarati.

Demographic Indicators
As per Official Census, Population of India has reached 1.21 Billion (121 Crore) in 2011 which is an increase of 17% from the earlier figure of 103 Crore of 2001. Although population growth rate has decreased but actual population continue to rise. As per estimates, it is expected that India would be most populous country by 2025 overtaking china.

Gujarat Population Census Data shows that it has Total Population of 6.03 Crore which is approximately 4.99% of total Indian Population. Literacy rate in Gujarat has seen upward trend and is 79.31% as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 87.23% while female literacy is at 70.73%.

Urban Population of the State is 42.6%, which used to be at 37.4% in 2001. Rural population in the state in 2011 fell to 57.4% from 62.6% in 2001.

Ahmedabad is the most populated District in the State, with 7.20 million people, up 11.94% from 2001, followed by Surat with 6.07 million people, up 10.07%, as per Gujarat’s Directorate of census operations.

Population Gujarat
Description 2011
Estimated Population 6.03 Crore
Actual Population 60,383,628
Population Growth 19.17%
Area km2 196,024
Area mi2 75,685
Density/km2 308
Density/mi2 798
Male 31,482,282
Description 2011
Female 28,901,346
Sex Ratio 918
Percentage of total Population 4.99%
Literacy 79.31
Male Literacy 87.23
Female Literacy 70.73
Total Literate 41,948,677
Male Literate 23,995,500
Female Literate 17,953,177
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