33 Facts About Surat


Surat is a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

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Surat will be the world's fastest growing city from 2019 to 2035, according to a study conducted by Economic Times.

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Surat was awarded "best city" by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems in 2013.

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Surat is selected as the first smart IT city in India which is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative tied up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.

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Surat was selected in 2015 for an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant.

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Surat has been selected as one of twenty Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.

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Surat is listed as the second cleanest city of India as of 21 August 2020 according to the Swachh Survekshan 2020 on 20 August.

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Surat won the Netexplo Smart Cities Award 2019 with UNESCO in the resilience category.

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Surat was founded by a man called Gopi, who named the area Surajpur or Suryapur.

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Jacob Peeters referred to Surat as Sourratte which is a Dutch name.

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Surat was controlled directly by the nobles of the Rajput kingdom of Baglana who fell either under the Gujarat Sultans or the Deccan sultanates.

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Surat was a populous city during the Mughal era but had a large transient population: during the monsoon season, when ships could come and go from the ports without danger, the city's population would swell.

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Later, Surat became the emporium of India, exporting gold and cloth.

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Silks, cotton, brocades, and objects of gold and silver from Surat became famous and the ancient art of manufacturing fine muslin was revived.

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Later, Surat became the emporium of India, exporting gold and cloth.

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Silks, cottons, brocades, and objects of gold and silver from Surat became famous and the ancient art of manufacturing fine muslin was revived.

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On 2 October 2007 Surat district was split into two by the creation of a new Tapi district, under the Surat District Re-organisation Act 2007.

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Surat is a port city situated on the banks of the Tapi river.

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The Surat district is surrounded by the Bharuch, Narmada, Navsari, to the west is the Gulf of Cambay and the surrounding districts.

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Surat has a tropical savanna climate, moderated strongly by the Sea to the Gulf of Camboy.

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Surat began the 'Safe City Project' in 2011 aimed at keeping the city safe using surveillance cameras.

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Surat is a major hub of diamond cutting and polishing.

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Since it is known for producing textiles, including silk, Surat is known as the textile hub of the nation or the Silk City of India.

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In 2011, Surat hosted India's first Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra with speakers from Microsoft Headquarters at Redmond, Washington.

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Surat is being a port city, it has turned as a major commercial and industrial hub in India.

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Sitilink or Surat BRTS is a bus rapid transit system in the city.

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Surat Metro is a under construction rapid transit rail system for the city.

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Surat is known for its food and has its own list of cherished street foods.

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People's love for food in Surat is so much that there is a lane called as " Khaudra gali" which means foodie's lane which has all stalls of various types of dishes specialty being Mysore Dosa.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat is one of 31 National Institutes of Technology that are recognised as Institutes of National Importance by the Government of India.

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Government Medical College, Surat is a more than 50 years old medical school of 250 yearly student admission capacity with attached tertiary care hospital, New Civil Hospital.

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Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research is a Municipal Medical College affiliated with the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.

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Science Center, Surat is a multi-facility complex built by the Surat Municipal Corporation in 2009, the first of its type in western India.

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