Geographical location

Kathiawar or Kathiawad ( Gujarati: કાઠીયાવાડ; pronunciation: [ kaʈ ijaʋaɽ ʰ ] ) is a peninsula in northwestern India. It is approximately 60,000 km ², belongs to the state of Gujarat and in the north by the great wetland of the Rann of Kutch, on the northwest by the Gulf of Kutch, on the west and south by the Arabian Sea to the southeast and east by the Gulf of Khambhat limited.

In Kathiawar cotton is cultivated and practiced agriculture. There are deposits of manganese ore, bauxite and oil.


Another name for Kathiawar is Saurashtra or ( corrupted ) Soruth or Sorath. In the terminology of the British Indian administration Kathiawar was set = Saurashtra. The four districts of the peninsula were Jhalawar, Halar, Sorath and Gohelwar, where Sorath called the Southwest with Junagadh, Porbandar and Jafarabad. See also Kathiawar Agency.