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Junagadh is located at an elevation of 350 feet at the foot of Mount Girnar. Towards the southeastern part of the city lies the Arabian Sea. Junagadh is one of the main areas of Gujarati speaking people. As the 7th largest city of Gujarat, the total population of the city is 3,00,000 and as per the 2011 census, Junagadh district has a total population of 2.7 million, out of which 41 percent constitute the working age group. 62 percent of the workers are engaged in agriculture, one percent in the household industry and rest 37 percent are services and industry. Due to its mountainous region and forest reserves, the region lacks major industries or plants. The economy depends on agriculture-based industry, the power sector and the presence of limestone in the region helps the thriving cement industry. Oilseeds, groundnut, garlic, wheat, cotton, mango, banana, onion and brinjal are the prominent crops. Literally translated, Junagadh means "Old Fort". An alternate etymology gives the name as coming from "Yonagadh", literally "City of the Yona (Greeks)," referring to the ancient inhabitants of the city under the Indo-Greek Kingdom. This important region was under the Mauryas, Shakas, Kshatrapas, Guptas, Chudasamas, Mughals and the Nawabs of Junagarh. It is also known as "Sorath", the name of the earlier Princely State of Junagadh. After a brief struggle between India and Pakistan, Junagadh joined India on 9 November 1947. It was a part of Saurashtra state and later Bombay state. In 1960, after the Maha Gujarat movement, it became part of newly formed Gujarat state.