Junagadh District is a district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Its administrative headquarters is the city of Junagadh.
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.
Talukas of Junagadh are:
Junagadh District enshrines the Somnath Temple at Somnath, Prabhaspatan near Veraval. Somnath is the first out of the 12 Jyotirlingas.