Gujarat is the western state of India. It is bounded by Rajasthan in North and Northeast, Madhya Pradesh in East and Maharashtra in South and South East. It shares an international border with Pakistan at the north western fringe. The state is surrounded by Arabian Sea and has the longest coastline. Geographically the state is divided into three regions:
The Peninsula which is traditionally known as Saurashtra is a hilly tract, which is partly dessert and partly marshland.
The Kutch on the North East is barren and rocky which contains the Rann of Kutch.
The mainland extending from the Rann of Kutch and the Aravalli Hills to the river Damanganga is the whole plain regions of alluvial soil.
Spreading across the area of 196,024 Sq. Km, the state is divided into 25 districts with the population of 50.67 millions. The major rivers that flows through Gujarat are Narmada, Tapi, Sabarmati, Damanganga, Purna and Rukmavati. Gujarat is rich in biodiversity and natural habitat with some of the important national parks like Gir Forest National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Vansda National Park and Marine National park are the most notable one. The climate conditions of Gujarat are diverse though mostly dry in the North West and wet in the Southern districts due to heavy monsoon season. With the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River the irrigation facilities are also very improved with water being provided to most of the dry areas of Kutch and saurashtra.
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