Porbandar district is surrounded by Jamnagar district and Devboomi Dwarka to the north, Junagadh district and Rajkot district to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west and south.
District comprises of 3 Talukas.
Administrative Headquarter of Porbandar District is a coastal city of Gujarat but mainly best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna).
BACK IN TIME
Porbandar State belonged to the Jethwa dynasty of rajputs since the mid-16th century. This state was subordinate to the Mughal governor of Gujarat until it was completely overrun by the marathas in the latter half of the 18th century. Then, this place came under the authority of the Gaekwad of Baroda and eventually of the Peshwa.
In 1807, Porbandar came under the influence of British Empire when the East India Company guaranteed security in the area in exchange of a fixed annual tribute to be paid to the Peshwa and the Gaekwad. In 1817, the Peshwa ceded his share to the EIC and in 1820, the Gaekwad gave permission to EIC to collect his due tributes in Kathiawar and remit it to his treasury.
Upon the Independence of India in 1947, the state became the part of Union of India.