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District Snap­shot

The 2001 earth­quake wreaked havoc in Kachchh, killing thou­sands of peo­ple. But re­build­ing on a war foot­ing trans­formed the re­gion as spir­ited res­i­dents made a virtue of a calamity. NRI Gu­jaratis have in­vested heav­ily in Bhuj, the district head­quar­ters. An­jar and Bhachau, two other district towns in Kachchh, were sim­i­larly re­built. Gand­hid­ham, a town that came up on the strength of the Kandla port, too, has grown as a ma­jor ur­ban cen­tre 1 KACHCHH 2 BANASKAN­THA 3 BHARUCH 4 GAND­HI­NA­GAR 5 RA­JKOT RANK­ING

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