Gir Somnath district

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Gir Somnath district
district
Location of district in Gujarat
Location of district in Gujarat
Country India
StateGujarat
RegionSaurashtra
HeadquartersVeraval
Area
 • Total3,755 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
Population
(2011[1])
 • Total946,790
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 32
Websitegujaratindia.com

Gir Somnath District is a district of Gujarat, India. It is located on the southern corner of the Kathiawar peninsula with its headquarters at the town of Veraval. Veraval has a population around 3.5 lacs.

Gir Somnath District was split from Junagadh district in August 2013, when seven new districts came into existence in Gujarat.[2][3]

Patan-Veraval, Talala, Sutrapada, Kodinar, Una and Gir-Gadhada are the talukas of Gir Somnath District.[4]

The Gir Forest is a home of many wildlife creatures including lions, deer, and monkeys. Asiatic Lions can be only be found in the Gir Forest.[4]

The famed Somnath temple, a Hindu pilgrimage sites is located in Gir Somnath District

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Industrial Potentiality Survey Report of Gir Somnath District [2016-17
  2. ^ "Promises Delivered! Gujarat Cabinet approves creation of 7 New Districts and 22 New Talukas". Narendra Modi. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Maps of Gujarat's new 7 districts and changes in existing districts". Desh Gujarat. 13 August 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b About Gir Somnath - Collectorate - District Gir Somnath