During pre-independence era, Bhavnagar was the main and the largest state in the region erstwhile known as Gohilwad.
Maharaja Bhavsinghji founded state of Bhavnagar near Vadava village in 1743. As per the Hindu calendar, the day Bhavnagar was founded was the third of vaishakh.
The erstwhile princely states of Palitana and Vallabhipur are now a part of the district.
Maharaja Shree Krishnakumar Singhji was the first king to merge his state with the union of India, at the behest of Shree Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Bhavnagar at Glance
male 37 lac
34 lac female