The State has an international boundary and has a common border with the Pakistan at the north-western fringe. The two deserts, one north of Kachchh and the other between Kachchh and the mainland Gujarat are saline wastes. The State has a long coast-line of about 1600 kms. and is the longest among all States of country. As per 2011 population census, Gujarat State comprised 26 districts, sub-divided into 225 talukas, having 17843 inhabited villages and 348 towns. Gujarat has geographical area of 1.96 lakh sq. kms. and accounts for 6.19 percent of the total area of the country. At present state comprises 33 districts and 249 talukas.