Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Surat city at a glance

Surat city at a glance

  • SURAT, city situated on the left bank of river “Tapi” once one of western India's major ports and trading towns.
  • The city extends from latitude 21'15' in the North to longitude 72'52' in the East.
  • It occupies a pivotal position on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor and is well connected by railway. Surat is at a distance of 230 km from Ahmedabad, 256 km from Mumbai, and 129 km from Vadodara.
  • Recently an airport established in surat and the other nearest airport is at vadodara.
  • Surat is second largest city in Gujarat and ninth largest in India.
  • Surat is famous for its textile and diamond businesses.
  • Surat is also an industrial hub for the production of synthetic fibre and man-made fabrics.
  • 92% of world's diamonds are cut and polished from this city.
  • Surat has highest number of flyovers in Gujarat state.
  • Surat is the fastest growing city in the world.
  • Surat is the India’s cleanest city.
  • The Old Fort, textile market, Dumas, Hajira, Ubharat, Tithal, Bardoli, Dutch Garden, Sardar Patel Museum, Rangupavan and Bulsar are the significant places of interest.
  • State - Gujarat
  • Population - 4.9 Million / 49 Lakhs
  • Area - 112.27 km²
  • Literacy – 72%
  • Language Spoken - Gujarati, Hindi, and English
  • STD Code – 261/ +91-261
  • Summer Temperature: Min-12oC; Max-31oC
  • Winter Temperature: Min-24oC; Max-42oC
  • Best time to visit surat is October to March.
  • Rain Fall - 931.9 mm

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