History of Gandhinagar District

Due to the division of the old Mumbai State, the State of Gujarat was formed on 1-5-1960 . Due to the formation of the state of Gujarat, the capital of the state was kept at Ahmedabad. Then , to reduce population density of Ahmedabad city , Gandhinagar, the new capital of the state of Gujarat, was established . The city of Gandhinagar was established on 2.8.1965

The new capital was named Gandhinagar for the purpose of maintaining a lasting memory of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.