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List of districts of Gujarat

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List of districts of Gujarat

The western Indian state of Gujarat has 33 districts after several splits of the original 17 at its 1960 creation.

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Kutch is the largest district of Gujarat while Dang is the smallest. Ahmedabad district has the highest population while Dang has the lowest. Surat is the most densely populated district while Kutch is the least.

There are 249 Talukas (subdivisions of districts) in Gujarat.

1960

Gujarat state was created on 1 May 1960 out of the 17 northern districts of Bombay State when that was split on a linguistic basis (also creating Marthi-speaking Maharashtra).

They are as follow : Ahmedabad, Amreli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dang, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kachchh, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar and Vadodara.

1964

In 1964 Gandhinagar was formed from parts of Ahmedabad and Mehsana

1966

In 1966 Valsad was split from Surat.

1997

On 2 October 1997, five new districts were created:

  • Anand was split from Kheda;
  • Dahod was split from Panchmahal;
  • Narmada was split from Bharuch and parts of Vadodara;
  • Navsari was split from Valsad;
  • Porbandar was split from Junagadh.
  • 2000

    In 2000 Patan District was formed from parts of Banaskantha and Mehsana.

    2007

    On 2 October 2007, Tapi was split from Surat, as the state's 26th district.

    2013

    On 15 August 2013, seven new districts were created:

  • Aravalli was split from Sabarkantha.
  • Botad was created from parts of Ahmedabad and Bhavanagar districts.
  • Chhota Udaipur was split from Vadodara District.
  • Devbhoomi Dwarka was split from Jamnagar.
  • Mahisagar was created from parts of Kheda and Panchmahal;
  • Morbi was created from parts of Rajkot, Surendranagar and Jamnagar districts.
  • Gir Somnath was split from Junagadh.
  • List of districts by division

    Here is the list of districts, organized by division:

    References

    List of districts of Gujarat Wikipedia


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