Gujarat is a state in the western part of India. It is known locally as Jewel of the West.It has an area of 196,204 km (75,755 sq mi) with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi), most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east and the Arabian Sea as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh on the west. Its capital city is Gandhi Nagar, whilst its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati-speaking people of India.