Location of district in Gujarat
|• Total||8,831 km2 (3,410 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The district is located on the Kathiawar peninsula in western Gujarat. It is surrounded by Rajkot District (North), Porbandar District (North-West), Amreli District (East). To the South and West is the Arabian Sea.
As of October 2011, the government of India has given its approval for a rope way on Mount Girnar. However it will take a lot of time to develop it. In the past helicopter service was available for Mount Girnar but it is now discontinued.
According to the 2011 census Junagadh district has a population of 27,43,082, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Utah. This gives it a ranking of 142nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 310 inhabitants per square kilometre (800/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 12.01%. Junagadh has a sex ratio of 952 females for every 1000 males. It had a literacy rate of 67.7% in 2001 which increased to a literacy rate of 76.88% in 2011.
Junagadh contains the Gir Forest National Park, which is the only home to Asiatic lions. Mount Girnar is also declared a forest reserve for Bamboos. "Girnari Giddh", the long-billed vultures, are found only on Girnar, as the Girnar region alone accounts for about 25 per cent of the species and about 10 per cent of the total vulture population in the Gujarat State.
Junagadh Agricultural University is majorly famous here. There are so many other educational institutes here like:
Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est