Gujarat, the ‘Growth engine of India’ is one of the leading industrialised states of India is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 km in the country. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south-west. Gujarat is considered the petroleum capital of India due to presence of large refining capacity set up by private and public sector companies. At current prices, Gujarat's Gross State Domestic Product DP) was about Rs 17.01 trillion (US$ 243.38 billion) during 2019-20. The state’s GSDP grew at a CAGR of 13.53 per cent, during 2011-12 to 2019-20.Gujarat had 17 operational SEZs, four SEZs with valid in-principle approvals, 28 SEZs with formal approvals and 24 SEZs with notified approvals, as of January 2019. Total exports from the state stood at US$ 67,401 million during 2018-19 and US$ 33,176 million in April-September 2019. According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflows in the state of Gujarat reached US$ 23.18 billion from April 2000 to June 2019. Up to October 2019, 367 investment intentions worth Rs 218,611 crore (US$ 31.28 billion) were filed in Gujarat.

Capital: Gandhinagar
Geographical Area (sq km): 196, 063
Literacy rate: 78.03 Per cent
State Language: Gujarati, Hindi, English,

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