Bhavnagar is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat
. Founded in 1723 AD by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703-64 AD) the city was named after its founder and ruler. It has been the capital of Bhavnagar State, which was the first princely state of India
to merge with the Indian Constitution Indian Union in 1948. The current royal family of Bhavnagar resides in the Nilambagh Palace.
Bhavnagar is situated 228 km from state capital Gandhinagar
and to the west of Gulf of Khambhat. It is currently the administrative headquarters of the Bhavnagar District. Bhavnagar is the fifth-largest city of Gujarat, and the second-largest city in the Saurashtra region. Bhavnagar is also known as the cultural capital of Saurashtra.
Culture and Arts:
Home to socialism, reforms, and cultural legacy, Bhavnagar is considered a city of education and culture, and is known as the cultural capital of Saurashtra.People of Bhavnagar are considered to be easy-going, and art-loving. The artists and literary luminaries of Bhavnagar have immensely contributed to the culture of the city. Gujarati is the language of normal life, although Hindi is commonly understood. Knowledge of English is limited to the more educated population of the city.
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