Morbi district

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Morbi
district
India Country India
State Gujarat
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ-36
This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Morbi.
Districts of Saurastra, Gujarat

Morbi district (Gujarati: મોરબી જિલ્લો) is a newly formed district of the state of Gujarat, India on August 15 2013 along with several other new districts on the 67th Independence Day of India.[1] Morbi city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

This district is surrounded by Kutch district in north, Surendranagar district in east, Rajkot district in south and Jamnagar district in west.

Origin of name[edit]

The district is named after Morbi city. The name of the city of Morbi (literally means the city of peacock) was probably derived from king of Bhooj.

Demographics[edit]

Morbi district approx. population is 10,07,954. Morbi district area is approx 4871.5 km2 and density is 207. District have five taluka, name- morbi, malia, tankara, wankaner (previously from Rajkot district) and halvad taluka (previously from Surendranagar district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Next Republic Day, Gujarat will be bigger...". Indian Express. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-14/ahmedabad/41408891_1_districts-talukas-independence-day