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Rajkot

Administration
Native ameRajkot
TypeCity District
StateGujarat
DistrictRajkot
Established date1973
Nearest cityMorvi
Government
MayorMr.Janakbhai Morarjibhai Kotak
LegislatureMunicipality
Parliamentary constituency1
Assembly constituency3
Planning Agency1 (RUDA)
Corporation wards3 (Central, East & West)
Geography
Total Area40.5 sq mi (104.86 km2)
Altitude134 m
Demography
Total Population1335397 (25) (2008)
Density (pop.)12735/km2 (32983.7/sq mi)
Official languagesGujarati, Hindi, English
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode360 00X
Telephone0281
VehicleGJ-3

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Rajkot ( Rājkot ) is the 4th largest city in the state of Gujarat, India. Rajkot is the 28th urban agglomeration in India, with a population more than 1.43 million as on 2008. Rajkot is ranked 22nd in The world's fastest growing cities and urban areas from 2006 to 2020.

Rajkot is a city of Gujarat state in India and administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, 245 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, located on the banks of the Aji River and Nyari River. Rajkot was the capital of the then Saurashtra state from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956 before merging in bilingual Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot was merged into Gujarat State from bilingual Bombay state on May 1, 1960.


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