Porbandar district

Porbandar District

Porbandar district

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Porbandar district () is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. The district covers an area of 2,295.35 kmĀ². 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 peninsula. Porbandar 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.

Historical Background

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.


  • Cement, Cement Pipes
One cement factory is at Ranavav, outskirts of Porbandar and another oldest one in the city itself.
  • Soda Ash
This factory is just outside the city and has its own Thermal Power Station and salt making area.
  • Coal making
  • Limestone

  • 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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