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Ahmedabad (/ˈɑːmədəbæd, -bɑːd/; Gujarati: Amdavad [ˈəmdɑːʋɑːd] (listen)[16]), earlier known as Karnavati is the most populous city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. Ahmedabad's population of 5,633,927 (as per 2011 population-census) makes it the fifth-most populous city in India,[10] and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 6,357,693 is the seventh-most populous in India. Ahmedabad is located near the banks of the Sabarmati River,[17] 25 km (16 mi),[18] from the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, also known as its twin city.[19]

Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, due to which it was known as the 'Manchester of India' along with Kanpur. Ahmedabad's stock exchange (before it was shut down in 2018) was the country's second oldest. Cricket is a popular sport in Ahmedabad. A newly built Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera can accommodate 132,000 spectators, being the largest stadium in the world. And upcoming World Class Sports Enclave (SVP Sports Enclave Ahmedabad) It will be one of the Biggest Sports Center (Sports City) in India. The effects of liberalisation of the Indian economy have energised the city's economy towards tertiary sector activities such as commerce, communication and construction.[20] Ahmedabad's increasing population has resulted in an increase in the construction and housing industries resulting in development of skyscrapers.[21]

In 2010, Ahmedabad was ranked third in Forbes's list of fastest growing cities of the decade.[22] In 2012, The Times of India chose Ahmedabad as India's best city to live in.[23] As of 2017, Ahmedabad's estimated gross domestic product was $80 billion (PPP dollars).[24] As per Ease of Living Index 2020, Ahmedabad has been ranked as the 3rd best city in India to live.[25]

Ahmedabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Government of India's flagship Smart Cities Mission.[26] In July 2017, the Historic City of Ahmedabad or Old Ahmedabad, was declared as India's first UNESCO World Heritage City.[27]

The area around Ahmedabad has been inhabited since the 11th century, when it was known as Ashaval.[28] At that time, Karna, the Chaulukya (Solanki) ruler of Anhilwara (modern Patan), waged a successful war against the Bhil king of Ashaval,[29] and established a city called Karnavati on the banks of the Sabarmati.[30] Solanki rule lasted until the 13th century, when Gujarat came under the control of the Vaghela dynasty of Dholka. Gujarat subsequently came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century. However, by the earlier 15th century, the local Khatri Muslim governor Zafar Khan Muzaffar established his independence from the Delhi Sultanate and crowned himself Sultan of Gujarat as Muzaffar Shah I, thereby founding the Muzaffarid dynasty.[31][32][33] This area finally came under the control of his grandson Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 A.D. who while at the banks of Sabarmati liked the forested area for a new capital city and laid the foundation of a new walled city near Karnavati and named it Ahmedabad after the four saints in the area by the name Ahmed.[34] According to other sources, he named it after himself.[35][36] Ahmed Shah I laid the foundation of the city on 26 February 1411[37] (at 1.20 pm, Thursday, the second day of Dhu al-Qi'dah, Hijri year 813[38]) at Manek Burj. Manek Burj is named after the legendary 15th century Hindu saint, Maneknath, who intervened to help Ahmed Shah I build Bhadra Fort in 1411.[35][39][40][41] He chose it as the new capital on 4 March 1411.[42] Chandan and Rajesh Nath, 13th generation descendants of Saint Maneknath, perform puja and hoist the flag on Manek Burj on Ahmedabad's foundation day and for the Vijayadashami festival every year.[35][40][43][44]

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