Bhuj the capital of the
former native state of Kutch is now the head quarter of the Kutch district.
Bhuj was chosen by Rao Khengarji I as his capital in 1549. The great
earthquake in 1819 destroyed nearly 7000 houses and killed 1140 people.
The city wall, thirty five feet high and 4 feet thick with towers at
irregular intervals was formerly armed with fifty one guns.