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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Rajkot is a city of Gujarat state in India and administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. The population of the city was 1,252,400 inhabitants in the year 2005. The city was founded in 1612 by Thakur Saheb Vibhaji Ajoji Jadeja of Jadeja clan. Vibhaji was grandson of Jam Sataji of Nawanagar, presentday Jamnagar. During British Rule, it was a regional headquarter. It has been seat of Jadeja Clan since then. Mahatma Gandhi spent his early years in Rajkot while his father was a Diwan to one of the Saurashtran Nawab, and the house where Gandhi lived is now a museum named Kaba Gandhi No Delo.
 
Rajkot is administered by Rajkot Municipal Corporation. As of 2001 India census India, Rajkot had a population of 966,642 inhabitants. The males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Rajkot has an average literacy rate of 74 percent, higher than the national ave. Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patch work, bead work, jewellery market, silk embroidery and Watch Parts. The city hosts several of small scale manufacturing industries.

Rajkot experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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