Vadodara, often referred to as the cultural capital of Gujarat, is the state’s third largest city, and serves as an education hub that makes available a talented pool of young manpower. It is also one of the most industrialized locations of Gujarat, with several medium and large-scale industries in its vicinity. The city has witnessed sharp economic growth in the last few decades and the establishment of several multinational organizations and industrial groups, including chemical, pharmaceutical, cotton textile, automobile and machine tool industries.

Population: 1,670,806 (2011 Census)

Area: 220.33 sq. km. (2020)

No. of wards: 12 wards

Gender ratio: 934/1000 males (2011)

Literacy rate: 90.63% (2011)

The city’s climate is largely dry, except during the monsoon season. The summer months see average maximum and minimum temperatures of 40.4˚C and 20.4˚C, respectively. In winter, the average maximum and minimum temperatures are around 33.1˚C and 9.8˚C, respectively. However, record high and low temperatures of 48˚C and 1.1˚C, respectively, have also been observed in the city. The average annual rainfall in Vadodara is about 802.6 mm; most of the rainy days occur from mid-June to mid-September during the South-West monsoon season.