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History of Ahmedabad City

Gujarat Guide Online provides information about Ahmedabad History.

Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, was its former capital. The city founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD, lies on the left bank of the Sabarmati river. Ahmedabad is known for its beautiful monuments of historical and archaeological importance. The elegant architecture of its mosques and mausoleums is a unique blend of Muslim and Hindu Styles. The city has grown into a great textile and commercial centre.

Ahmedabad has experienced a number of high points, followed by declines. Sultan Ahmed Shah, the erstwhile ruler of Medieval Gujarat, founded Ahmedabad in AD 1411. Ahmedabad city declined within a century of its being established. In 1572, EmperorAkbar seized Ahmedabad and assimilated it within the great Mughal Empire. Ahmedabad became an important business center during the Mughal period until the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, after which the Ahmedabad city again began to decline. The British seized Ahmedabad in 1818 and set up a number of textile mills here. Ahmedabad became the temporary capital of the state of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970.

Gujarat's principal city is Ahmedabad (also known as Amdavad) and is one of the major industrial cities in India. Although it retains little evidence of the Raj, it has been called the `Manchester of the East' due to its many textile industries and its smokestacks.

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