Morbi or Morvi is a city and a municipality in Morbi district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated on the Kathiawar peninsula. In 2011, the city's population was determined to be 194,947.[1] The town of Morbi is situated on the Machhu River, 35 km from the sea and 60 km from Rajkot.

The city-state of Morbi and much of the building heritage and town planning is attributed to the administration of Sir Lakhdhiraji Waghji,[2] who ruled from 1922 to 1948.

Morbi is located in Gujarat
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 22°49′N 70°50′E / 22.82°N 70.83°ECoordinates: 22°49′N 70°50′E / 22.82°N 70.83°E
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Morbi
Population (2011)
 • Total 246,008
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 363641/42
Area code(s) 02822
Vehicle registration GJ-36


During the British Raj era, Morvi State was one of several princely states governed by the Jadeja dynasty of Rajputs. It was classified as an 11-gun salute state.[3] The Machchhu dam failure or Morbi disaster was a dam-related flood disaster which occurred on 11 August 1979, in India. The Machchu-2 dam, situated on the Machhu river, burst, sending a wall of water through the city.


70% of India's, and 5% of the World's, output of ceramic items are produced in Morbi.[4]


  1. ^ "Morvi City Census 2011 data". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ "morvi5". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ Rathore, Abhinay. "Morvi (Princely State)". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ Tale Of A City: How Morbi Lost The Plot Archived 2014-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.

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