Porbandar district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Porbandar.
Districts of Saurashtra, Gujarat

Porbandar district 1 (Gujarati: પોરબંદર જિલ્લો) is one of the 33 districts of Gujarat state in western India. The district covers an area of 2,298 km². It had a population of 5,86,062 of which 48.77% were urban as of 2011 census [1] This district was carved out of Junagadh District. It lies on the Kathiawar peninsula. Porbandar city is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district is surrounded by Jamnagar district and Devboomi Dwarka to the north, Junagadh district and Rajkot district to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west and south.

As of 2011 it is the second least-populous district of Gujarat (out of 33), after Dang.[2]

History[edit]

Porbandar is the birthplace of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar is also mentioned in the Mahabharata as the native place of Shri Krishna's childhood friend Sudama.

Administration[edit]

Porbandar district has 3 talukas 1. Porbandar 1 2. Ranavav 1 3. Kutiyana 1

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

The major crops produced in Porbander district are cotton, groundnut, bajra, gram, wheat, tal and jowar.

   Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Bajra in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Jowar in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Maize in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Moong in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Urad in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)      
        Area, Production and Yield of Wheat (Irrigated and Unirrigated) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Area, Production and Yield of Gram in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)          
        Area, Production and Yield of Tur (Kharif) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)          
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Total Cereals in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Total Pulses in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)      
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Total Foodgrain in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)   
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Groundnut in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)         
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Til (Sesamum) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Area, Production and Yield of Castor in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)        
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Oilseeds in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)        
        Area, Production and Yield of Cotton {(Lint) (Irrigated and Unirrigated)} in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)   
        Area, Production and Yield of Cumin in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)         
        Season-wise Area, Production and Yield of Onion in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)     
        Area, Production and Yield of Garlic in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (Final Forecast, 2010-2011)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Mango in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Chiku in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Citrus in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Ber in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)          
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Papaya in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Custard Apple in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Aonla in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Coconut in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)      
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Total Fruits in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Onion in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Brinjal in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)      
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cabbage in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)      
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Okra in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Tomato in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cauliflower in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)          
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cluster Bean in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cowpea in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cucurbits in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)    
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Total Vegetables in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)     
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Cumin in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Chillies in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)     
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Garlic in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Coriander in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)    
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Fenugreek in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)    
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Total Spices in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Rose in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Marigold in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)     
        Estimated Area, Production and Productivity of Total Flowers in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Area, Production and Yield of Jowar (Kharif+Rabi) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)   
        Area, Production and Yield of Maize in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Area, Production and Yield of Wheat (Irrigated) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)     
        Area, Production and Yield of Gram in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)          
        Area, Production and Yield of Castor in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Area, Production and Yield of Cotton (Lint) in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Bajra in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)   
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Groundnut in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)       
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Oilseeds in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)        
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Pulses in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)          
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Cereals in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)         
        Area, Production and Yield of Total Foodgrains in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2009-2010)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Mango in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Brinjal in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)    
        Estimated Area and Production of Onion in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Aonla in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Chiku in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Citrus in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)     
        Estimated Area and Production of Ber in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)        
        Estimated Area and Production of Papaya in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)     
        Estimated Area and Production of Custard Apple in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      
        Estimated Area and Production of Coconut in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)    
        Estimated Area and Production of Cabbage in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)    
        Estimated Area and Production of Okra in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)       
        Estimated Area and Production of Tomato in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)     
        Estimated Area and Production of Cauliflower in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)        
        Estimated Area and Production of Cliester Been in Porbandar District (Gujarat) (2008-2009)      

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Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Porbandar district has a population of 586,062,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[3] or the US state of Wyoming.[4] This gives it a ranking of 529th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 255 inhabitants per square kilometre (660 /sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.17%.[2] Porbandar has a sex ratio of 947 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 76.63%.[2]

Transportation[edit]

  • Airport: Porbandar airport serving the city
  • Railway: Porbandar railway station connects porbandar to whole country
  • Roads & Highways: N.H.-8B connects Porbandar to Rajkot

Notable personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census India Map
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Wyoming 563,626" 
  5. ^ Fischer, Louis (1954). Gandhi:His life and message for the world. Mentor. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°37′48″N 69°36′0″E / 21.63000°N 69.60000°E / 21.63000; 69.60000