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Gujarat (Gujarati: ગુજરાત, Hindi: गुजरात, Urdu: گجرات , Gujǎrāt, - [ɡudʒ(ə)ɾat]( listen)) is a state in India. The state has an area of 75,686 sq mi (196,077 km²) with coast line of 1,600 km. It is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east and the Arabian Sea as well as Pakistan on the west. Its capital is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati-speaking people of India. The state encompasses major sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, such as Lothal and Dholavira. Lothal is believed to be one of the world's first ports. Gujarat's coastal cities, chiefly Bharuch, served as ports and trading centers in the Maurya and Gupta empires. Mohandas Gandhi, considered India's "father of the nation", was a Gujarati who led the Indian Independence Movement against the British colonial rule. Gujarat played an important role in the economic history of India throughout the history of India. The state...
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