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Panorama of Gujarat Legislative assembly
|Nickname(s): Ecopolite city|
|Location of Gandhinagar in Gujarat|
|• Total||177 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||81 m (266 ft)|
|• Density||1,106.7/km2 (2,866/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Postal index number||382010|
Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat state in India. It is 23 km from the city of Ahmedabad and 464 km from Mumbai. In the year 1960, the Bombay state of India was divided into two states - Maharashtra and Gujarat. Bombay (now called Mumbai) became the capital city of Maharashtra. For Gujarat, new capital was needed. Gandhinagar was then made the capital of Gujarat. The city is divided into 30 sections.
The famous Akshardham temple is located in this city. This temple was attacked by two people in the year 2002.
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