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Gujarat is situated in western side of India; its land area is about 196,204 Square Km with having 1600 Km coastal line (Arabian Sea) which is longest amongst all the states in India. Population of Gujarat State is about 6 Crores as per 2011 census. Gujarat is bordered by Rajasthan in North, Madhya Pradesh (MP) in East, Maharashtra in South, Arabian Sea in West and sharing international border with Pakistan (Sindh Province) in West-North. Gandhinagar is current capital of Gujarat, In 1970 Gandhinagar was commenced as capital. Before that Ahmedabad was the capital, which is still the largest city of Gujarat. Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot are other important cities.
Gujarat is home of people speaking Gujarati language. The state is largely dominated by Patel community. Vaniya (Baniya or Vanik), Brahmin are the other dominating communities in state.
This state has produced very influencing and vital people from different fields like politics, business etc. Some of them are listed below…
Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Nation (India) who dominates the Indian Independence Movement against the British Colonial Rule in India.
Mohd. Ali Jhinnah – He is Baba-i-Quam (Father of Nation – Pakistan) and Quaid-i-Azam of Pakistan and First governor of Pakistan.
Jamshedji Tata – Founder of Tata Group, which is very initial business group of India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – He is known as THE IRON MAN OF INDIA. He was the first deputy prime minister and home minister of India.
Morarji Desai – Former Prime Minister of India and notable independence movement activist.
Vikram Sarabhai – He is a notable scientist and considered as the pioneer of Space program of India.
Dhirubhai Ambani – Founder of Reliance Group of Industries.
Azim Premji – Chairman of Wipro Limited and a business tycoon.
Narendra Modi – Current Chief Minister of Gujarat and a popular BJP leader.
There are many others notable personalities in different fields such as Films, Sports (Cricket and Others), Politics etc.