|• Total||4,872 km2 (1,881 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|• Official||kutchi, Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Morbi district is in the state of Gujarat, India. It was formed on August 15, 2013, along with several other districts, on the 67th Independence Day of India. Morbi city is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district has 5 talukas - Morbi, Maliya, Tankara, Wankaner (previously in Rajkot district) and Halvad (previously in Surendranagar district). Morbi city is the administrative headquarters of Morbi district. The town of Morbi is situated on the Machchhu River, 35 km from the sea and 60 km from Rajkot. As per 2011 census data, the city had a population of 2,10,451 and average literacy rate of 83.64%.
This district is surrounded by Kutch district to the north, Surendranagar district to the east, Rajkot district to the south and Jamnagar district to the west.
The district is named after Morbi city. The name of the city of Morbi (literally meaning the city of peacocks) was probably derived from the King of Bhuj.
Morbi district has an approx. population of 9,60,329. Morbi district has an area of approx. 4,871.5 km2. and a density of 207. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are 65,698 and 5,159 which is 6.84% and 0.54% of the population. 808,967 (84.24%) were Hindus, 143,925 (14.99%) were Muslims and 5,607 (0.58%) Jains.
At the time of the 2011 census, 97.28% of the population spoke Gujarati as their first language.
The district has 5 talukas - Morbi, Maliya, Tankara, Wankaner (previously in Rajkot district) and Halvad (previously in Surendranagar district).
|65||Morbi||Brijesh Merja||INC||He was elected in 2017 on Congress ticket, before 2020 Rajya Sabha election, he resigned from MLA post and switched party to BJP.|
|BJP||re elected in 2020 by-election.|
|67||Wankaner||Mohammad Javed Pirjada||INC|
Morbi district is connected by national highway. It has two railway junctions, Wankaner and Maliya-Miyana. Morbi railway station lies on the track connecting these two junctions.