(also spelled as Kachchh
) (, ) is district
state in western India
. Covering an area of 45,612 km², it is the third largest district of India after Ladakh (173266.37 km<sup>2</sup>) and Barmer (71601.24 km<sup>2</sup>).
Kachchh literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry; a large part of this district is known as Rann of Kachchh
which is shallow wetland
which submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons. The same word is also used in the languages of Sanskrit
origin for a tortoise and garments to be worn while having a bath. The Rann is famous for its marshy salt flats
which become snow white after the shallow water dries up each season before the monsoon
The district is also famous for ecologically
important Banni grasslands
with their seasonal marshy wetlands
which form the outer belt of the Rann of Kutch.
Kachchh District is surrounded by the Gulf of Kachchh
and the Arabian Sea
in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Small Rann (seasonal wetlands) of Kachchh. When there were not many dams built on its rivers, the Rann of Kachchh remained wetlands for a large part of the year. Even today, the region remains wet for a significant part of year. The district had a population of 1,583,225 of which 30% were urban as of 2001. Motor vehicles registered in Kutch district have... Read More