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Junagadh District,Gujarat

Junagadh District is a district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Its administrative headquarters is the city of Junagadh.

Geography

The district is located on the Kathiawar peninsula in western Gujarat. It is surrounded by Rajkot District (North), Porbandar District (North-West), Amreli District (East). To the South and West is the Arabian Sea.

Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace, was earlier a part of this district, before the Porbandar district was carved out of Junagadh district.

Junagadh has a mountain range called Girnar which is a place of pilgrimage for Hinduism and Jainism.

Divisions
Talukas of Junagadh are:
Junagadh Subdivision

  • Shergadh
  • Manavadar
  • Vanthli
  • Junagadh
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  • Mendarda
  • Vishavadar
  • Bilkha
  • Mangrol Subdivision

  • Malia-Hatina
  • Mangrol
  • Keshod
  • Langodra
  • Somanth Sub-Division

  • Una
  • Kodinar
  • Sutrapada
  • Veraval
  • Talala-Gir
  • Gir-Gadhada
  • Culture
    Junagadh District enshrines the Somnath Temple at Somnath, Prabhaspatan near Veraval. Somnath is the first out of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
    Notable personalities

  • Narsinh Mehta (1414?–1481?), poet-saint, born in Talaja, Bhavnagar district.
  • Tribhovandas Motichand Shah (1850–1904), chief medical officer of Junagarh hospital. Performed nasal reconstruction using a paramedian forehead flap. Received formal modern medical training at Grant Medical College.
  • Wazir Mohammad (1929–), cricketer, born at Junagadh, later settled in Pakistan
  • Dhirubhai Ambani (1932–2002), business magnate and entrepreneur, born at Chorwad, Junagadh
  • Hanif Mohammad (1934–), cricketer, born at Junagadh, settled in Pakistan after 1947
  • Rajendra Shukla (1942–), poet, born at Bantwa, Junagadh
  • Mushtaq Mohammad (1943–), cricketer, born at Junagadh, later settled in Pakistan
  • Sadiq Mohammad (1945–), cricketer, born at Junagadh, later settled in Pakistan
  • Parveen Babi (1949–2005), Bollywood actress, born at Junagadh