General Knowledge: Basic Facts about Gujarat State (India)

Established: May 1, 1960

First Chief Minister: Dr. Jivraj Mehta

Present Chief Minister: Mr. Narendra Modi (from October 7, 2001 to present)

First Capital: Ahmedabad

Present Capital: Gandhinagar

Vidhansabha Seats: 182

Loksabha Seats: 27

Rajyasabha Seats: 11

Total Districts: 26

Narendra Modi – Chief Minister of Gujarat

Total Talukas: 226

Total Towns: 242

Total Villages: 18,618

Municipal Corporations (Mahanagar Palika)Total 8 (Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Junagarh and Gandhinagar)

Total Area of Gujarat State: 1,96,024 square kilometer

Total Population of Gujarat State: 60,383,628 (according to 2012 estimates)

Previous statistics: 5,05,96,992 (according to 2001 estimates)

Population Density of Gujarat State: 308 per square kilometer

Population in Cities: 42.6 %

Literacy in Gujarat State: 57.4%

Male Literacy: 87.23 %

Female Lireracy: 70.73 %

District with highest Literacy: Ahmedabad District (79.89%)

District with lowest Literacy: Dahod District (45.65%)

District with highest Population: Ahmedabad District (population: 7.20 million)

District with lowest population: Dang District (population: 1,86,712)

District with highest Population Density: Gandhinagar District

District with lowest Population Density: Kutch District

Largest District by its Area: Kutch District (Area: 45,652 square kilometer)

Smallest District by its Area: Dang District (Area: 1,764 square kilometer)

Position of Gujarat State in India as per its area: Seventh (7th)

Position of Gujarat State in India as per its population: Tenth (10th)

Official Language of Gujarat: Gujarati (Gujarati Language Speaking Population is 89.36%)

Other Languages in Gujarat: Kutchi-1.57%, Urdu-2.17%, Hindi-1.26%, Marathi-0.79%, Sindhi-0.76%, Others-4.09%

Population of Gujarat by Religion:

Hindu– 4,51,43,074

Muslim– 45,92,854

Jain– 5,25,305

Christian– 2,84,092

Shikh– 45,587

Buddhist– 17,829

Others– 28,698