Bhavnagar is a city in Gujarat, India, located in the Bhavnagar district of the Saurashtra region. Bhavsinhji Takhtasinhji Gohil founded it in 1723. It served as the capital of Bhavnagar State, which was a princely state before joining the Indian Union in 1948. Bhavnagar, situated in the southeastern part of Gujarat, India, is a vibrant city known for its maritime history, cultural heritage, and industrial growth. Covering an area of approximately 64 square miles (166 square kilometers), Bhavnagar lies along the coast of the Arabian Sea, making it an important port city since ancient times. The city is renowned for its rich maritime heritage, with landmarks such as the historic Nilambagh Palace, Takhteshwar Temple, and Gaurishankar Lake reflecting its cultural significance. Bhavnagar is also a center of commerce and industry, with thriving sectors including shipbuilding, textiles, and diamond cutting contributing to its economic prosperity. With its bustling markets, vibrant festivals, and scenic coastline, Bhavnagar offers visitors a dynamic and immersive experience in the heart of Gujarat’s cultural and economic landscape.

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