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Junagadh

Administration
Native ameJunagadh (જૂનાગઢ)
Typecity
StateGujarat
DistrictJunagadh
Government
MayorCaptain Satish R. Virda
Municipal CommissionerMs. Vipra Bhal
Member of Legislative AssemblyMr. Mahendra Mashru
Civic agencyJunagadh Municipal Corporation
Geography
Total Area22.8 sq mi (59 km2)
Altitude107 m
Demography
Total Population285000 (2009)
Official languagesGujarati, Hindi, English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode362 00X
Telephone0285
VehicleGJ-11

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Junagadh ( ) is the headquarters of Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is the 7th largest in Gujarat. The city is located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The city is in western India. Literally translated, Junagadh means "Old Fort". It is also known as "Sorath", the name of the earlier Princely State of Junagadh. After brief struggle between India and Pakistan Junagadh joined India on 9 November 1947. It was a part of Saurashtra state and later Bombay state. In 1960 after Maha Gujarat movement it became part of newly formed Gujarat state.


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