() is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat
state in western India
. The district covers an area of 2,295.35 km². It had a population of 536,835 of which 48.69% were urban as of 2001 census This district was carved out of Junagadh District
. It lies in the Kathiawar
city is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district is surrounded by Jamnagar district
in the north, Junagadh district
in the south and the Arabian Sea
in the west.
Porbandar is birthplace of Father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi
. Porbandar is also mentioned in the Mahabharata as the native place of Shri Krishna's childhood friend Sudama
The major crops produced in district are cotton, groundnut, bajra
, gram, wheat, tal and jowar
One cement factory is at Ranavav, outskirts of Porbandar and another oldest one in the city itself.
This factory is just outside the city and has its own Thermal Power Station and salt making area.
- Surahstra Chemical Limited.(Birla VXL Limited)
- Surahstra (Hathi) Cement Limited.
- D R Garment Pvt. Ltd.
- GeoSoft Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
- Gangotri Dairy Products Pvt. Ltd.
Amongst the colleges in Porbandar
city, Dr. Virambhai Godhaniya College, founded in 1988 and Maharshi Dayanand Science College affiliated to the Saurashtra University
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