Muhammed's general and later Sultan of Delhi Qutb-ud-din Aybak sacked the city between thenga 12, and it was destroyed by the Allauddin Khilji in 1298.
The modern town of Patan later sprung up near the ruins of Anhilwara.
Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom.
He named the city "Anhilpur Patan" or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil Gadariya.
In 2001, total population was 50,671,017 in which males were 26,385,577 while females were 24,285,440.
The total population growth in this decade was 19.28 percent while in previous decade it was 22.48 percent.
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The Literacy rate in Gujarat has risen and is 79.31 percent, with male literacy at 87.23 percent and female literacy at 70.73 percent.
The population of Gujarat has seen a steady rise in recent times as reflected in the Gujarat census 2011.
The Population of Gujarat according to the 2011 census stands at about 60 million, making it the 10th most populated state in India.
During 1304 to 1411, first Patan was the Suba headquarter of Delhi Sultanate and capital city of the Gujarat Sultanate after the collapse of the Delhi Sultanate at the end of the 14th century.
A new fort was built by these Subas, a large portion of which (along with a few of the gates) is still intact.