Gandhinagar


Gan·dhi·na·gar

geographical name \ˈgən-də-ˌnə-gər\

Definition of GANDHINAGAR

town W India of Gujarat pop 121,746

Gandhinagar

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2001: 195,985), capital of Gujarat state, west-central India. It lies on the banks of the Sabarmati River, north of the former capital of Ahmedabad. Built to supplant the former capital, after the state of Bombay was divided, the city was begun in 1966 and named for Mohandas K. Gandhi. The first state government offices were transferred there in 1970, and the city subsequently continued to grow.

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