Porbandar district is one of the 26 districts of Gujarat state in western India. Porbandar city is the administrative center of this district.
Geography of Porbandar
Porbandar district is bounded on Northern Side Jamnagar distict, on Eastern Side by Rajkot district, on Southern Side by Junagadh district and on Western Side by the Arabian Sea.
Latitude of Porbandar city : 21.15 to 21.5 North
Longitude of Porbandar city : 69.55 to 70.25 East
Porbandar is best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (Friend of Lord Krishna). The house where Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation passed his early life still stands in the western part of the city. Next to the house is the “Kirti Mandir Museum” that preserves the photographs of Mahatma’s life, and extracts from his speeches and writings.
In the 10th century it was known as 'Pauravelakul' and then 'Sudamapuri'.
Porbandar is famous for Building Stone Mines, Dhabri a hand Wollen Shawolls , Khajli, Bandhni Ladies Saree.
Minerals Found in Porbandar
In Porbandar there is a Whiting Chalk, Lime Stone, Bauxite, Building Stone,etc minerals founds.
Talukas in Porbandar District
Porbandar District divide into 3 Talukas
Cities and Towns in Porbandar District
Railway Stations in Porbandar District
Porbandar Railway Station
Ranavav Railway Station
Wansjaliya Railway Station
Bus Stations in Porbandar District
Porbandar Bus Station
Ranavav Bus Station
Tourist Place in Porbandar District
Hari Mandir (Sandipani)
Bharat Mandir (Gurukul)
Tara Mandir (Planatorium)
Sartanji No Choro
Shri Mahaprabhuji Bethakji
Shri Porai Mata Temple
Shri Ashmavati Ghat
Photo Art Gallery in Kirti Mandir
Kamala Nehru Park
Rokadia Hanuman Temple
Darbar Gadh (Shitala Chowk)
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Porbandar District
Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Colleges in Porbandar District
RAMBA GRADUATE TEACHER'S COLLEGE
D.D KOTIYAVALA MUNICIPAL LAW COLLEGE
BIRLA SAGAR MAHILLA COMMERCE COLLEGE
M.D SCIENCE COLLEGE
Dr. Virambhai Rajabhai Godhariya College of-, Art Commerce Home Science and Technology
Gurukul Mahila Arts & Commerce College
K H Madhwani Arts & Commerce College
V.J. Modha College
Maharshi Dayanand Science College
Industries in Porbandar District
SAUKEM (Saurashtra Chemicals Limited)
Surahstra (Hathi) Cement Limited.
Gangotri Dairy Products Pvt. Ltd.
Orient Abrasives Ltd.
D R Garment Pvt. Ltd.
GeoSoft Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
Cement industry and Soda-ash industry are the two major industries in Porbandar
Major Crops of Porbandar District
Main crops produced in district are cotton, groundnut, bajra, gram, wheat, tal and jowar.