Gujarat is situated on the west coast of India and boasts of a 1,600 km long coastline. The Arabian Sea sweeps off the western and south western frontiers of the state. It is situated between 20o 1' and 24o 7' north latitudes and 68o 4' and 74o 4' east longitudes. Gujarat stretches from Kutch in the West to Daman in the South. In the East, lies the hilly region of the Aravallis, whereas lush green woods, hills, plains and rivers are found in the west. Rajasthan lies towards the northeast of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra to the southeast.
It even shares an international border with Pakistan, which lies on the
northwest side of the state. Apart from this, there is Gulf of Cambay,
situated towards the northeast of Gujarat. The state has 25 districts
and is expansive in area. It ranks 9th in area, whereas 10th in
population. Gujarat is known for its vibrancy and has a colorful
profile. Once again, it exhibits a wide variety in the landforms. It has
extensively fertile alluvial plains, semi deserts, marsh lands,
grasslands, etc. the state has been also a major trade destination since
the ancient times, due to its strategic location.