Ahmedabad, India situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, was founded in 1411 by a Muslim ruler called Sultan Ahmed Shah. The city, due to a thriving textile industry, is also referred to as the ‘Manchester of the East.’
Fact 1. Historically, Ahmedabad was a flourishing trade hub for travelers traveling to Delhi and beyond. The city became famous during the rule of the Mughal Empire.
Fact 2. In 1960, with the emergence of the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad was named its capital.
Fact 3. The world’s largest ship breaking yard is near Ahmedabad at Bhavnagar.
Fact 4. The first, all-vegetarian Pizza Hut was opened in Ahmedabad.
Fact 5. Within its 600 year history, Ahmedabad was ruled by the Mughals, Marathas, British, and the current Indian government.
Fact 6. Ahmedabad is the fifth largest city in India.
Fact 7. The citizenry of Ahmedabad is constituted of Hindus, Muslims, and Jains.
Fact 8. Ahmedabad is considered one of the best cities to live in in India.
Fact 9. The commercial center of old Ahmedabad is a mixture of narrow bylanes called pols and carved wooden mansions called havelis.
Fact 10. The population of Ahmedabad is an estimated 5 million.