The River Sabarmati bifurcates the city of Ahmedabad into eastern and western parts . Historically, the city was an important centre of trade and commerce in western India. Today, it is an industrial base for sectors such as chemicals, textiles, drugs, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries. Ahmedabad is often referred to as the “Manchester of India” because it is located in a cotton-producing area and is home to several textile mills.

Population: 5,570,000 (2011 Census)

Area: 530 sq. km. (2020)

No. of wards: 46 wards

Gender ratio: 898/1000 males (2011)

Literacy rate: 78.45% (2011)

The city has a semi-arid to arid climate, and receives rainfall during the south-west monsoon season. The maximum temperature varies from 28˚C to 41.5˚C, and the minimum temperature ranges from 12˚C to 27.5˚C. In summer, which lasts from mid-March to mid-July, the average daily maximum temperature is around 41.5°C, usually peaking in mid-May. During the winter months, lasting from November to February, the average minimum temperature varies from 12.5°C to 16.5°C.