Ahmedabad has a thriving chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry.
The Ahmedabad Railway Station and the Maninagar Railway Station served as the main terminals for the city.
The Muzaffarid dynasty ruled Ahmedabad until 1573 when Muzaffar II became the Sultan of Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad enjoys a thriving cultural tradition, being the center of Gujarati cultural activities and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities.
Twelve Management Schools (other than IIM)Manaement Schools operate in and around Ahmedabad.
Many Gujarati intellectuals migrated to Ahmedabad due to its prosperity.
Arvind Mills, located in Ahmedabad, is one of the largest textile mills in the country.
The people of Ahmedabad enjoy rich culinary traditions.
Ahmedabad's population has been growing, resulting in a construction and housing boom.
The total population of the Ahmedabad Urban Agglomeration (which includes the region governed by AUDA) came to 4.5 million, having grown to an estimated 5.2 million in 2006.
Ahmedabad has a second cricket stadium at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's Sports Club of Gujarat, the home ground of the Gujarat cricket team.
The following year, communal riots between Hindus and Muslims spread to Ahmedabad, paralyzing the city for more than a month.
During the Mughal reign, Ahmedabad became one of the Empire's thriving centers of trade, mainly in textiles, exported to as far as Europe.
A NASSCOM survey in 2002 on the "Super Nine Indian Destinations" for IT-enabled services ranked Ahmedabad fifth among the top nine most competitive cities in the country.
Highways directly connect Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar, Nadiad, Mehsana, Surendranagar, Bhuj, Rajkot and Gandhinagar.
Soon after the victory, he established a city called Karnavati on the banks of the Sabarmati at the site of modern Ahmedabad.
Most of the riverboats were owned by the British-Yukon Navigation co, an arm of the White Pass and Yukon Route, which also operated a narrow-gauge railway from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse.
Ahmedabad plays a strong and significant role in providing commercial resources and market access for the economies of neighboring cities.
The Sabarmati divides Ahmedabad into two physically distinct eastern and western regions.
National Highway 8, linking Delhi to Mumbai, passes though Ahmedabad.
The Ahmedabad Management Association, a notable institution, imparts management training and experience to young students and professionals.
Households receive television through two main cable networks, InCablenet and Siti Cable, while DTH has little popularity in Ahmedabad.
Of the seven assembly seats of Ahmedabad, the BJP won five and the Congress Party two during the legislative elections in 2002.
Ahmedabad serves as home to a large population of Vanias (that is, traders), belonging to the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism and the sects of Jainism.
The information technology industry has developed significantly in Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad (Gujarati: ??????? Amd?v?d, Hindi: ???????? Ahmad?b?d), the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India.
The city serves as the headquarters of Ahmedabad district and as the seat of the Gujarat High Court.
The establishment of heavy and chemical industries in its vicinity around the same period diversified Ahmedabad's economic base.
According to the census for the Ninth Plan, 30,737 families live in rural Ahmedabad.
A major process linking the abiotic and biotic constituents of ecosystems is the flow of energy.
Ahmedabad became the capital of the new state of Gujarat after the bifurcation of the State of Bombay on 1 May 1960.
In 1930, Gandhi initiated the Salt Satyagraha from Ahmedabad by embarking from his ashram on the famous Dandi Salt March.
Packed bazaars, the clustered and barricaded pol system of shanty buildings, and numerous places of worship characterize that part of Ahmedabad.
The Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) administer some of the regions surrounding the city.
The armies of the Maratha generals Raghunath Rao and Damaji Gaekwad captured the city and ended Mughal rule in Ahmedabad.
Solanki rule lasted until the thirteenth century, when Gujarat came under the control of the Vaghela dynasty of Dholka and the Sultanate of Delhi conquered Ahmedabad.
The first all-vegetarian Pizza Hut in the world opened in Ahmedabad.
The architectural history of Ahmedabad stretches across the last millennium.
Ahmedabad numbers among one of the six operating divisions of the Western Railway.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) runs the local bus service in the city.
Ahmedabad connects to Vadodara through National Expressway 1, a 94 km (58 mi) long highway with only two exits.
A rising center of education, information technology and scientific industries, Ahmedabad remains the cultural and commercial heart of Gujarat, and much of western India.
A Police Commissioner, an IPS officer heads the Ahmedabad city police.
The community of Muslims has cultural significance in Ahmedabad, dating back to the times of the sultanate.
Ahmedabad, located at 23.03° N 72.58° E in western India, stands at an elevation of 53 metres (174 feet).
Three main literary institutions were established in Ahmedabad for the promotion of Gujarati literature — Gujarat Vidhya Sabha, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad and Gujarat Sahitya Sabha.
In 1864, the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway (BB&CI) established a railway link between Ahmedabad and Mumbai (then Bombay), making Ahmedabad an important junction in the traffic and trade between northern and southern India.
Impressed by that act of bravery, the Sultan, who had been looking for a place to build his new capital, decided to locate the capital here and called it Ahmedabad.
Parts of Ahmedabad have earn fame for their speciality of folk art, including the Paldi area famous for shops selling works of embroidery from the Kutch and Saurashtra regions.
A bus rapid transport project has been launched by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
A majority of the working-age citizens of Ahmedabad work as traders and business people.
Ahmedabad, the largest inland industrial center in western India, has historically enjoyed a reputation as an important base of commerce, trade and industry.
Other deemed universities in Ahmedabad include the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Nirma University of Science & Technology and the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University.
Ahmedabad maintains a strong popular literary tradition in large public libraries maintained by the literary societies, research and government institutions and colleges.
Ahmedabad has a sex ratio of 886 females to every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 79.89 percent, the highest in Gujarat (87.81 percent males and 71.12 percent females).
The Sanskrit names Vighnakart? ("obstacle-creator") and Vighnahart? ("obstacle-destroyer") are also used to summarize the Ganesha's dual functions pertaining to obstacles.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the area around Ahmedabad has been inhabited since the 11th century, then known as Ashapalli or Ashaval.
Hashmuck C. Patel, and his son Dr. Bimal Patel, both renowned architects of the city, designed the St. Xavier's High School Loyola Hall, Gujarat High Court and the Ahmedabad Management Association.