Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat found on 26th February 1411 A.D, located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 32km (20mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. It received the nickname, Manchester of the East, as it was the home of a developing textile industry.

About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat found on 26th February 1411 A.D. The city is the administrative headquarter of Ahmedabad district and is the judicial capital of Gujarat as the Gujarat High Court is located here. With a population of more than 5.5 million and an extended population of 6.3 million, it is the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 32km (20mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. Though incorporated into the Bombay Presidency during British rule, Ahmedabad remained one of the most important cities in the Gujarat region. The city established itself as the home of a developing textile industry, which earned it the nickname Manchester of the East.

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