Gandhinagar district is an administrative division of Gujarat, India, whose headquarters are at Gandhinagar, the state capital. It was organized in 1964.
It has an area of 649 km², and a population of 1,391,753 of which 35.02% were urban (2001 census). The district includes Gandhinagar with three Suburbs – Motera, Adalaj. The four tehsils are – Gandhinagar, Kalol INA, Dahegam and Mansa – and 216 villages.
Gandhinagar district is bounded by the districts of Sabarkantha and Aravalli to the northeast, Kheda to the southeast, Ahmedabad to the southwest, and Mehsana to the northwest.
Connected to Ahmedabad by the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway, and with Vadodara with the Ahmedabad-Vadodara highway, these three cities form the top population centres and commercial heart of Gujarat and western India.
Because of the division of the old Mumbai State, the State of Gujarat was formed on 1st May 1960 . Because of the development of the territory of Gujarat, the capital of the state was kept at Ahmedabad. At that point , to diminish populace thickness of Ahmedabad city , Gandhinagar, the new capital of the territory of Gujarat, was set up . The city of Gandhinagar was set up on 2nd August 1965
The new capital was named Gandhinagar to keep an enduring memory of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhinagar city is a planned city that has 30 sectors, 1 km each in length and width. Each sector has a primary school, a secondary school, a higher secondary school, a medical dispensary, a shopping centre and a maintenance office.
Gandhinagar has infocity nearby which is housing IT companies. Many big IT companies like TCS, Cybage has presence in infocity whereas PCS is located at GIDC area. Many more companies are planning to come to infocity. Etech, Inc., one of the major BPO players in Gujarat is also based here along with operations in Vadodara and Texas.
Akshardham Gandhinagar is situated in Sector-20. It is one of the major Hindu Temple complex of Gujarat.
Gandhinagar has many educational institutions. With 87.11% its education level is highest in Gujarat.
How to get there
By Road: Gandhinagar is 12 Km away and is well connected with state transport buses
By Rail: Gandhinagar railway station is well connected with other major cities
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport.