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SURAT : AT A GLANCE
AREA7,761 sq Km
LATITUDE21.0° to 21.23° North (Latitude)
LONGITUDE72.38° to 74.23° East (Longitude)
POPULATION4.99 Million (As per 2001 Census)
POPULATION DENSITY653 persons per sq. Km
LITERACY RATIO75%
AIRPORTSurat
NEAREST PORTHazira port, Magdalla port
MAJOR INDUSTRIAL  HUB
5 Special Economic Zones, 16 Industrial estates and 4 Industrial parks
Surat, also known as Suryapur, is the commercial capital city of the Indian state of Gujarat. Surat is India's eighth most populous city and ninth populous urban agglomeration. It is also administrative capital of Surat district and one of the fastest growing cities in India. The city proper is the third cleanest city in India. Surat is Gujarat's second largest city with a population of 4.5 million. Surat ranks fourth in a global study of fastest developing cities conducted by The City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank on urban affairs. It is the fastest growing Indian city in terms of economic prosperity. The city has registered an annualised GDP growth rate of 11.5 per cent over the past seven[2001–2008] fiscal years.

The city is largely recognised for its textile and diamond businesses. It is also known as the diamond capital of the world and the textile capital/Manchester textile city of India, a distinction it took over from Ahmedabad. It is also known as the "Embroidery capital of India" with the highest number of embroidery machines than any other city. 92% of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat. It has one of the highest GDP growth rates in India at 11.5% as of 2008. Surat was the primary port of India during the Mughal period, a distinction it lost to Bombay during the British Raj.

REAL ESTATE SCENARIO
Housing sector is the most preferred segment in Surat too like in other parts of the country. Leading property developers are coming up with all kinds of affordable and luxury homes to woo buyers from all classes i.e. to cater to the needs of both nationals and NRIs. Though the industrial sector of the city is quite well established, expansion work is going on in full swing. Even the retail property sector is developing manifold to meet the recreation needs of its growing population with number of malls, multiplexes and retail outlets opening up across the city. Surat real estate is at its best with builders taking keen interest in developing property in the peripheries of the ‘Silk City'.
 
 
 
 
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