Porbandar

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Porbandar is a town in the Gujarat state of India. Porbandar is also the a district in the state of Gujarat.


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City

This city is an important port located on the Arabian Sea on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. It has a population of over 100,000. The town is best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. In the 10th century it was known as 'Pauravelakul' and then 'Sudamapuri' (After Sudama, friend of Lord Krishna). It is today a tourist centre and is served by an airport and train line.

The name "Porbandar" came from the combination of two words i.e. the famous goddess "Porai" and "Bandar" means Port.

Places of Interest

  • Kirti Mandir (Birthplace of Gandhi)
  • Sudama Mandir
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Bharat Mandir

District

This district was carved out of Junagadh district. It lies in the Kathiawar peninsula. Porbandar city is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district is surrounded by Jamnagar (North) and Junagadh (South) districts. To the west is the Arabian Sea.

Rivers

  • Ozat
  • Meghal
  • Bhadar

Agriculture

Crops

  • Cotton, Groundnut, Bajra, Gram, Wheat, Tal and Jowar

Industry

  • Cement, Cement Pipes
  • Soda Ash
  • Coal making
  • Limestone


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