Porbandar district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Porbandar.
Porbandar district
District
Location of Porbandar district in Gujarat
Location of Porbandar district in Gujarat
Country  India
State Gujarat
Headquarters Porbandar
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

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

Administration[edit]

Porbandar district has 3 talukas; Porbandar, Ranavav, Kutiyana.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

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

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