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4. Geographical Structure
7. National Parks
8. Bird Sanctuary
9. Wildlife Sanctuary
10. Administrative Structure
11. Nicknames of Cities
12. Arts & Culture
18. Power Plants
20. Heritage Sites
Gujarat GK Questions and Current Affairs
Some Important Facts about Gujarat GK
- The first capital of Gujarat was Ahmedabad after that capital was moved to new capital Gandhinagar in 1970.
- Gandhinagar is the greenest capital city in Asia.
- The state has the longest coastline of 1600 km.
- Gujarat is the Largest Producer of Cotton.
- The largest producer of groundnut in India.
- The Largest Oilseeds producing state in India.
- The world’s largest ship breaking yard is situated in Gujarat near Bhavnagar at Alang.
It was the central areas of the valley Civilisation, about 50 Indus Valley settlement ruins have been discovered in Gujarat. Gujarat was enriched by the activities of inhabitants. There was a succession of Hindu and Buddhist states such as the Mauryan Dynasty, Gupta Empire, Western Satraps, Satavahana dynasty Chalukya dynasty, Pala Empire, Rashtrakuta Empire and Gurjara-Pratihara Empire.
|1.||Founded on||1 May 1960|
|2.||Capital Formation||16th March 1960|
|4.||Also Known As||Pratichya and Varuna|
|5.||Ruled By||Mauryan Dynasty, Rashtrakuta Dynasty, Tailapa II, Chaulukya Dynasty|
|S. No.||Forts & Palaces of Gujarat||Location|
|2.||Pavagadh Fort||Panchmahal District near Baroda|
|4.||Dabhoi Fort||Narmada Dam|
|6.||Bhujia Hill Fort||Bhuj|
|7.||Ilva Durga (ancient fort)||Idar|
|10.||Zinzuwada Fort||Rann of Kutch|
|1.||Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery||Vadodara|
|2.||Calico Museum of Textiles||Ahmedabad|
|3.||Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya||Ahmedabad|
|4.||Gujarat Science City||Ahmedabad|
|5.||Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum||Ahmedabad|
|6.||Kaba Gandhi No Delo||Rajkot|
One of the major parts of Gujarat GK was geography, in most of the examination questions were asked from this section. Gujarat covers an area of 196,024 square kilometres. Gujarat is the 6th largest state in India with a total population over 6,04,39,692. the average temperature of Gujarat is 29 °C in the daytime and in the night it drops up to 12°C.
Below in this table, we have described all the essential Structural and physiographical divisions of Gujarat.
|1.||Total Area||1,96,024 km²|
|3.||The rank of the state||Area Rank:-5th Population Rank:- 9th|
|4.||Population Density||308/km² (800/sq mi)|
|5.||State Bounded By||State Border (Northeastern) Arabian Sea Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Dadar and Nagar Haveli(Union territories of Diu, Daman)|
|6.||Soil||Sandy(Kutch) Clayey (Southern Part) Sandy loam (Midland)|
|7.||Major Crops||Tobacco Cotton Groundnuts Rice Wheat Jowar Bajra Maize Tur, Gram|
|8.||Forest Area||14,757 sq. km.|
|9.||Climate||Hot and Dry Humid (Near coastal area)|
|10.||Rivers||Narmada River Sabarmati River Tapti River Mahi River Daman Ganga River Tapti Vegdi saraswati Raval Total of 63|
|11.||Major Flora||Teak Boswellia Anogeissus Latifolia Diospyros|
|12.||Major Fauna||Peacock Parrots Pheasants Geese Ducks Cranes|
Gujrat have many dams but from these dams, one of the major asked dams was Sardar Sarovar dam and its attributes, as you were reading the article about Gujarat Gk it is important dam to remember. The whole Gujarat GK 2021 PDF article can be downloaded, the link is given below.
|1.||Sardar Sarovar Dam||Narmada|
|7.||Kamleshwar Dam||Inside Gir Forest National Park|
|1.||Kankaria Lake||Ahmedabad||artificial lake|
|2.||Chandola Lake||Ahmedabad||artificial lake|
|3.||Hamisar Lake||Bhuj town||Largest Man-Made lake in State.|
|4.||Narayan Sarovar||Lakhpat taluka of Kutch district||included in the five holy lakes of India|
|5.||Ten Talav||Dabhoi, Vadodara||–|
In state-level examination questions were prepared from the national park in Gujarat or wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat or Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat, the major mistake students do they just remember the name not along with there location so, we have provided the major list with there location.
|1.||Gir Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park||Junagadh|
|2.||Blackbuck National Park||Velavadar, Bhavnagar|
|3.||Marine National Park||Gulf of Kutch|
|4.||Vansda National Park||Navsari|
|1.||Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary||Ahmedabad, Surendranagar|
|1.||Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary||Narmada|
|2.||Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary||Kutch|
|3.||Wild Ass Sanctuary||Kutch|
The Gujarat Government is the supreme governing authority of the Indian state of Gujarat and its 33 districts. It consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Gujarat, a judiciary and a legislative branch.
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|3.||Chief Ministers||Vijay Rupani (BJP)|
|4.||Governor||Acharya Dev Vrat|
|5.||State Animal||Asiatic Lion|
|6.||State Bird||Greater Flamingo|
|9.||No. of District||33|
|11.||Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly)||182|
|12.||Major Railway Station||Vadodara Railway Station Surat Railway Station Ahmedabad Railway Station Rajkot Railway Station|
|14.||Time Zone||IST (UTC +5:30)|
|15.||Postal Code||Different according to Area|
|17.||Judiciary||Gujarat High Court|
Nicknames of Cities
|1.||Ahmedabad||Boston of India Manchester of India|
|3.||Surat||City Of Diamonds Diamond City Of India Textile city Of India|
|4.||Vadodara||Banyan City Cultural City Of India Sayaji Nagari World Capital Of Garba|
Arts & Culture
Gujarat was the home of Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu), worldwide figure and Vallabhbhai Patel(Father of the Republic of India). Traditional Folk dance of Gujarat is very famous, includes Garba, Tippani, Padhar, Dandiya Raas, Sidi and Dangi
|1.||Folk Dance||Dandiya Raas Garba Raas Raas Dance|
|3.||Cuisine (Famous Food)||Bajri no rotlo Puran Poli Kadhi Khaman Dhokla Handvo Khandvi Sukhadi Dhokla Thepla|
|4.||Traditional Dress||Men Kediyu/Angarakhu Pehran/Kafani Dhoti Phento Women Chaniyo Choli/ Polku Odhani/Churni|
|1.||Navratri||all over Gujarat|
|2.||International Kite Festival||all over Gujarat|
|3.||Modhera Dance Festival||Sun Temple in Modhera|
|5.||Bhavnath Mahadev Fair||Junagadh|
|6.||Saptak Music Festival||Ahmedabad|
|8.||Bhadra Purnima Fair||Ambaji|
|S. No.||Name of Temples||Location|
|2.||Girnar Temple||Junagadh district|
|3.||Ambaji Temple||Banaskantha district|
|4.||Palitana Temple||Bhavnagar district|
|5.||Dakor Temple||Kaira District|
|6.||Somnath Temple||Junagadh district|
|7.||Dwarkadhish Temple||Jamnagar district|
|1.||Khanderi Cricket Stadium||Cricket||Rajkot|
|2.||IPCL Sport Complex||Cricket||Vadodara|
|3.||Madhav Rao SC India Ground||Cricket||Rajkot|
|4.||Sardar Patel Stadium||Cricket||Ahmedabad|
|5.||Moti Bagh Stadium||Cricket||Vadodara|
Gujarat has 17 airports, which makes the state with the highest number of operating airports in India. In the below table, we listed major Airports in Gujarat.
|1.||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport||Ahmedabad|
Gujarat is the 6th largest state of India. It is a Dry State (No alcohol consumption). People of Gujarat are highly business minded. they are best in their business field. Table Below contains some of the normal information mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Gujarat.
|1.||State GDP||₹18.85 lakh crore (US$260 billion)|
|2.||Growth rate||11% (2017-18)|
|3.||Per capita income||₹ 1,97,447 (US$ 10,789)|
|4.||GDP per capita rank||3rd|
|5.||Major Industries||Electrical Engineering Manufacturing of Textiles Vegetable oils Chemicals Soda Ash Cement Petrochemicals Fertilizers|
|7.||Major exports||Pharmaceutical products Cotton Yarn Castor Oil Chemicals Raw Cotton Cotton Fabric Tobacco Rice, pulses Textiles Gems and Jewellery|
|8.||GDP by Sector||Agriculture 19% Industry 45% Services 36%|
In Gujarat, there are many types of power plants we categorised them as according to their production method.
|1.||Ukai (Thermal)||850MW||Tapi District|
|2.||Ukai (Hydro)||305MW||Tapi District|
|6.||Torrent Power, Sabarmati||400MW||Ahmedabad|
|7.||Essar Power, Salaya||1000MW||Jamnagar|
|8.||Adani Power, Mundra||4620MW||Kutch District|
|4.||Torrent Power, Sugen||1147.5MW||Surat|
|5.||Torrent Power, Vatva||100MW||Ahmedabad|
|1.||Charanka Solar Power Plant||Charanka village in the Patan district|
|2.||Bitta Solar Power Plant||Kutch district|
Gujarat comes under some of the most educated states in India Literacy rate of Gujarat is 78.03 %. Gujarat has a huge no. schools for best education at the foundation for the coming generation.
|1.||Literacy Rate (2011)||78.03%|
|4.||No. of School||39107 approx (2008-09)|
|5.||Affiliation Board||CBSE, ICSE, State Board|
|6.||No. of University||30 (4 February 2012)|
|7.||Colleges in Gujarat||Commerce, Management and Technology 70 colleges approx 184 Engineering colleges Medical 12 Colleges Approx|
Gujarat has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. Every year many tourists visit Gujarat. Gujarat consists of innumerable historical monuments and archaeological, which bear testimony to its rich cultural heritage.
|1.||Major Tourist Places||
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Gujarat GK Important Question
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A. Gandhi Nagar
A. Vijay Rupani
A. Bhima I
A. Jivraj Narayan Mehta
A. Narmada River
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