Rajkot is one of the Smart cities located in the state of Gujarat, India. After Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkot is the fourth-largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, and is in the center of Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. Rajkot is known as a “Rangilu city” and also called “Chitranagri”.
History of Rajkot
Rajkot was founded in 1620 by Thakur Sahib Vibhoji Ajoji Jadeja. He was the grandson of Nawanagar’s Jam Shri Satarsal (Sataji) Vibhaji Jadeja. During the time of the British Raj, the Rajkot Kingdom was one of the princely states of India. It was a 9 gun salute state belonging to the Bombay Presidency Kathiawar Agency.
Thakur Sahab Pradyumansinhji died in 1973. His son, Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji, who had sculpted his political career at the provincial level, succeeded him. For many years, he served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat and as Minister of Health and Finance of the State.
Rajkot is located at 22.3°N 70.78°E. The town is built over an area of 170.00 km². The town is situated on the bank of the Aji River and the Nyari River, which, except for the monsoon months from July to September, stays dry. It has an average altitude of 128 m. (420 ft). In the Gujarat state of India, Rajkot is located in the region called Saurashtra. The importance of Rajkot’s position is due to the fact that it is one of Gujarat’s prime manufacturing centers. In the region called the Kathiawar peninsula, Rajkot has a central position.
Interesting information of Rajkot
Rajkot was reincorporated to the state of Gujarat on 1 May 1960. From 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956, before its union with the State of Bombay on 1 November 1956, Rajkot was the capital of the State of Saurashtra. The town consists of the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, located 245 km from the state capital of Gandhinagar, on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers. Rajkot is the 35th-largest metropolitan area in India with a population of more than 1.8 million as of 2018. Rajkot is India’s second-cleanest city. As of July 2019, Rajkot is the world’s 22nd-fastest-growing city. The town consists of the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, located 245 km from the state capital of Gandhinagar, on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers.
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