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Rajkot district,Gujarat

Rajkot district (Gujarati: રાજકોટ જિલ્લો) is one of the 33 districts of the Indian state of Gujarat. Rajkot city is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is the third-most advanced district in Gujarat.

This district is surrounded by Morbi district in north, Surendranagar and Botad districts in east, Amreli and Junagadh districts in south and Porbandar Jamnagar district in west. The district occupies an area of 11203 km².

Origin of name
The district is named after its headquarters, Rajkot city. The name of the city of Rajkot (literally means the city of princes) was probably derived from Raju Sandhi, the co-founder of the erstwhile princely state of Rajkot in 1610.
Geography
The city is situated between 23°08′ North latitude and 20º58′ North latitude and 71º40′ East longitude and 70º20′ East longitude. Rajkot has relatively pleasant climate. The climate does not exhibit a lot of extremities. The summer spans from March to June. The temperature at this time varies between 20°C and 40°C. The rainy season spans from July to September. The average amount of rainfall received by the place is 550 mm. The winter months are October to February.
Notable personalities

  • Dhumaketu (1892–1965) Writer. Born in Virpur.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Born in Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi grew up in Rajkot and maintained his permanent home in Rajkot for majority of his life.
  • Jalaram Bapa: Born in Virpur.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara: Indian National Cricketer.
  • Karsan Ghavri: Indian National Cricketer.
  • Pankaj Udhas: Notable Ghazal and Bollywood Singer.
  • Manhar Udhas: Notable Ghazal and Bollywood Singer.