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Gandhinagar

Capital of Gujarat State, India

Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat state in India. It is 23 km from the city of Ahmedabad and 464 km from Mumbai. In the year 1960, the Bombay state of India was divided into two states - Maharashtra and Gujarat. Bombay (now called Mumbai) became the capital city of Maharashtra. For Gujarat, new capital was needed. Gandhinagar was then made the capital of Gujarat.[1]

Gandhinagar

ગાંધીનગર
Capital
Panorama of Gujarat Legislative assembly
Panorama of Gujarat Legislative assembly
Nickname(s): 
Ecopolite city
CountryIndia
StateGujarat
DistrictGandhinagar
Government
 • Municipal CommissionerR.C.Kharsan
Area
 • Total177 km2 (68 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total195,891
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Postal index number
382010
Vehicle registrationGJ-18

The famous Akshardham temple is located in this city. This temple was attacked by two terrorist in the year 2002.[2]

GovernanceEdit

The city is divided into 30 sectors[3] and Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation manages the civic infrastructure and administration of the city.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ravi Kalia (2004). Gandhinagar: Building National Identity in Postcolonial India. Univ of South Carolina Press. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-1-57003-544-9. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. N. C. Asthana & A.Nirmal (1 January 2009). Urban Terrorism: Myths and Realities. Pointer Publishers. pp. 180–. ISBN 978-81-7132-598-6. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. Aligarh Muslim University Geographical Society (1993). The Geographer. Aligarh Muslim University Geographical Society. Retrieved 7 July 2012.