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Bhavnagar

Administration
Native ameBhavnagar
TypeCity
RegionSaurashtra (region)
StateGujarat
DistrictBhavnagar
Government
MayorSuresh Dhandhalia
Geography
Total Area20.6 sq mi (53.30 km2)
Altitude24 m
Demography
Total Population1300000 (2009)
Density (pop.)9586|(According to 2001)/km2 (24827.7/sq mi)
Official languagesGujarati, Hindi, English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode364XXX
Telephone0278
VehicleGJ 04

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Bhavnagar ( , , ) is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. Founded in 1723 AD by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703-64 AD) the city was named after its founder and ruler. It has been the capital of Bhavnagar State, which was the first princely state of India to merge with the Indian Constitution Indian Union in 1948.

The current royal family of Bhavnagar resides in the Nilambagh Palace.

Bhavnagar is situated 228 km from state capital Gandhinagar and to the west of Gulf of Khambhat. It is currently the administrative headquarters of the Bhavnagar District. Bhavnagar is the fifth-largest city of Gujarat, and the second-largest city in the Saurashtra region. Bhavnagar is also known as the cultural capital of Saurashtra.


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