33 Facts About Ahmedabad Gujarat


Ahmedabad Gujarat has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India.

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In 2010, Ahmedabad Gujarat was ranked third in Forbess list of fastest growing cities of the decade.

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In 2020, Ahmedabad Gujarat was ranked as the third-best city in India to live by the Ease of Living Index.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Government of Indias flagship Smart Cities Mission.

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Solanki rule lasted until the 13th century, when Ahmedabad Gujarat came under the control of the Vaghela dynasty of Dholka.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat subsequently came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat remained the provincial headquarters of the Mughals until 1758, when they surrendered the city to the Marathas.

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In 1930, Gandhi initiated the Salt Satyagraha from Ahmedabad Gujarat by embarking from his ashram on the Dandi Salt March.

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The following year, a three-day period of violence between Hindus and Muslims in the western Indian state of Gujarat, known as the 2002 Gujarat riots, spread to Ahmedabad; in eastern Chamanpura, 69 people were killed in the Gulbarg Society massacre on 28 February 2002.

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At the 2011 Census of India Ahmedabad Gujarat had a population of 5,633,927, making it the fifth most populous city in India.

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The urban agglomeration centred upon Ahmedabad Gujarat, then having a population of 6,357,693, now estimated at 7,650,000, is the seventh most populous urban agglomeration in India.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has grown by 950,155 since 2015, which represents a 2.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has made efforts to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of poor residents.

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The population of Ahmedabad Gujarat has increased while the housing stock has remained generally constant, and this has led to a rise in density of both formal and informal housing and a more economical usage of existing space.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat is divided by the Sabarmati into two physically distinct eastern and western regions.

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The secretary-general of EuroIndia Centre quoted that if 12000 homes of Ahmedabad Gujarat are restored they could be very helpful in promoting heritage tourism and its allied businesses.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has a hot semi-arid climate, with marginally less rain than required for a tropical savanna climate.

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One of the most popular dishes in Ahmedabad is a Gujarati thali, which was first served commercially by Chandvilas Hotel in 1900.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has a quite a few restaurants serving typical Mughlai non-vegetarian food in older areas like Bhatiyar Gali, Kalupur and Jamalpur.

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Sanskar Kendra, one of the several buildings in Ahmedabad Gujarat designed by Le Corbusier, is a city museum depicting its history, art, culture and architecture.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat is home to the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Gujarat, which was ranked first among management institutes in the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2018.

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Schools in Ahmedabad Gujarat are either run publicly by the municipal corporation, or privately by entities, trusts and corporations.

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Newspapers in Ahmedabad Gujarat include English dailies such as The Times of India, Indian Express, DNA, The Economic Times, The Financial Express, Ahmedabad Gujarat Mirror and Metro.

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On 30 May 1861 Ranchhodlal Chhotalal founded the first Indian textile mill, the Ahmedabad Gujarat Spinning and Weaving Company Limited, followed by the establishment of a series of textile mills such as Calico Mills, Bagicha Mills and Arvind Mills.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat was known as the "Manchester of the East" for its textile industry.

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The Ahmedabad Gujarat airport was earlier managed by Airports Authority of India and was leased to the city-based Adani Group in November 2020 for operations and maintenance.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat is one of six operating divisions in the Western Railway zone.

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In 2001, Ahmedabad Gujarat was ranked as the most-polluted city in India out of 85 cities by the Central Pollution Control Board.

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The Gujarat Pollution Control Board gave auto rickshaw drivers an incentive of 10,000 to convert the fuel of all 37,733 auto rickshaws in Ahmedabad to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas to reduce pollution.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat BRTS is a bus rapid transit system in the city.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat Municipal Transport Service is a public bus service launched on 1 April 1947 and solely operated by Ahmedabad Gujarat Municipal Corporation.

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Ahmedabad Gujarat has hosted national level games for roller skating and table tennis.

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Adani Ahmedabad Gujarat Marathon has been organized by the Adani Group every year since 2017; it attracted 8,000 participants in its first edition and hosted its first virtual marathon in 2020 in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

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