Morbi district

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Morbi
district
Location in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat
Country India
State Gujarat
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ-36
Website http://morbi.gujarat.gov.in/

Morbi District (Gujarati: મોરબી જિલ્લો) is in the state of Gujarat, India. It was formed on August 15 2013, along with several other districts, on the 67th Independence Day of India.[1][2] Morbi city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

This district is surrounded by Kutch district to the north, Surendranagar district to the east, Rajkot district to the south and Jamnagar district to the west.

Origin of the name

The district is named after Morbi city. The name of the city of Morbi (literally meaning the city of peacocks) was probably derived from the King of Bhuj.

Demographics

Morbi district has an approx. population of 5,00,000. Morbi district has an area of approx. 4,871.5 sq. km. and a density of 207. The district has 5 talukas - Morbi, Malia, Tankara, Wankaner (previously in Rajkot district) and Halvad (previously in Surendranagar district).

References

  1. "Next Republic Day, Gujarat will be bigger..." Indian Express. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-14/ahmedabad/41408891_1_districts-talukas-independence-day