Gir Somnath District is a district of Gujarat, India, that is located on the southern corner of the Kathiawar peninsula with its headquarters at the town of Veraval. Veraval has a population around 3.5 lacs. Gir Somnath District was split from Junagadh district in August 2013, when seven new districts came into existence in Gujarat. Veraval, Talala, Sutrapada, Kodinar, Una and Gir-Gadhada are the talukas of Gir Somnath District. The Gir Forest is a home of many wildlife creatures including lions, deer, and monkeys. Asiatic Lions can be only be found in the Gir Forest.