32 Facts About Ahmedabad


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

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

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

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Ahmedabad 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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Ahmedabad was then reoccupied by the Muzaffarid dynasty until 1573 when Gujarat was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar.

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Ahmedabad 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 by embarking from his ashram on the Dandi Salt March.

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At the 2011 Census of India Ahmedabad 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, 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 has grown by 950, 155 since 2015, which represents a 2.

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

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The population of Ahmedabad 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 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 are restored they could be very helpful in promoting heritage tourism and its allied businesses.

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Ahmedabad 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 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 designed by Le Corbusier, is a city museum depicting its history, art, culture and architecture.

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Ahmedabad is home to the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 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 are either run publicly by the municipal corporation, or privately by entities, trusts and corporations.

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

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On 30 May 1861 Ranchhodlal Chhotalal founded the first Indian textile mill, the Ahmedabad 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 was known as the "Manchester of the East" for its textile industry.

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Ahmedabad is the second largest cotton textile centre in India after Mumbai and the largest in Gujarat.

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

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

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

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

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Ahmedabad has a second cricket stadium at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's Sports Club of Gujarat.

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

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Adani Ahmedabad 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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