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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 26 districts (226 talukas, 18,618 villages, 242 towns)
(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
Estimated Population6.03 Crore
Actual Population60,383,628
Population Growth19.17%
Area km2196,024
Area mi275,685
Sex Ratio918
Percentage of total Population4.99%
Male Literacy87.23
Female Literacy70.73
Total Literate41,948,677
Male Literate23,995,500
Female Literate17,953,177
Business Weather
Gujarat has become a model state for development and progress with its reach to the Global world attracting Investment and Entrepreneurs from all across the globe. The Vibrant Gujarat Summits unfold the development story of Gujarat. Gujarat gives a vision for a preferred place to live and to do business through accelerated, balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth driven by robust social, industrial and physical Infrastructure.

Vibrant Gujarat
Increasing Investments through Vibrant Gujarat – Global Investors’ Summits:

Vibrant Gujarat :
2003US $ 14 Bn ( 76 MoUs)
2005US $ 20 Bn (226 MoUs)
2007US $ 152 Bn ( 672 MoUs)
2009US $ 240 Bn - (8500 MoUs)
2011US $ 450 Bn - (7936 MoUs)

Global Investors Summit 2011
About 7,936 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed for Rs. 20,83,000 ($ 450 billion) crore at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011
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