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Native ameJamnagar
MayorAmiben Parikh
Total Area5452.3 sq mi (14125 km2)
Total Population1910000 (2001)
Density (pop.)111/km2 (287.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode361 xxx

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Jamnagar ( ) is a city and a municipal corporation in Jamnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji in the 1920s, when the district was known as Nawanagar. The district lies just to the south of the Gulf of Kutch and is 337 km west of state capital, Gandhinagar. Jamnagar is famous since decades for its strategic location, as it has all branches of defense Indian Army,Navy and Air-force. Recently, Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, established the world's largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village of Jamangar. It is also home to Essar Oil, another important oil refinery of India, Essar Oil Refinery, Vadinar. Being home to single largest mineral oil refinery in world, Jamangar is known as Oil City of India.

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