town, south-central Gujarat state, west-central India, on the western shore of the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea. Founded in 1723, it has become an important commercial and industrial centre, with spinning and weaving mills, metalworks, tile and brick factories, sawmills, an iron foundry, and a chemical plant. It is connected with the main Western Railway system and has a port for small vessels to the north. The town is the site of the Gandhi Museum.
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