Morbi or Morvi is a city and a municipality in Morbi district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was a Princely State ruled by the Jadeja clan of Rajputs until Indian independence in 1947. 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 IST (UTC+5:30)
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 town of Morbi in the Morbi district of Gujarat, India.


70% of India's, and 12% of the World's, output of ceramic items are produced in Morbi.[4] around 80% of the country's Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) production and is the largest producer of wall clocks in India.


  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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