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The rann of Kutch lies in the
A. Gilt of Kutch
B. Kutch peninsula
C. Kathiawar Peninsula
D. Saurashtra

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A vast area of salt marshes situated mainly in Gujarat is the Rann of Kutch.
The Rann of Kutch is situated in the bio-geographic region of the Thar Desert in the Indian state of Gujarat, with some parts in the province of Sindh in Pakistan. It is a seasonally marshy region.

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The Gulf of Kutch -
The Gulf of Kutch is located between the Kutch district and the Jamnagar district in the northwest region of the state of Gujarat. To the west of this bay lies the Arabian Sea. However, this Gulf is a part of the Arabian Sea itself. 1600 km in the western border of Gujarat M It has a long coastline which is the longest than the beaches of all other states of India. This beach is made up of the Gulf of Kutch and the Gulf of Khambhat. The Rann of Kutch doesn't lie in the gulf of Kutch. Hence this option is incorrect.

Kutch Peninsula -
The Rann of Kutch lies in the Kutch Peninsula.
Kutch district is surrounded by Kutch Bay to the south and west by the Arabian Sea, while the northern and eastern parts are surrounded by Kutch Kemhan and Chhote Rana (seasonal and virgin). When many dams were not built on its rivers, the Rann of Kutch remained the cannonfield for a large part of the year. Even today, the region remains wet for a significant part of the year. According to the 2011 census, the district had a population of 2,092,371, of which 30% were urban. The registration number of motor vehicles registered in Kutch district starts with GJ-12. The district is well connected by road, rail and air. The district has four airports: Naliya, Kandla, Mundra, and Bhuj. Bhuj is well connected to Mumbai Airport. Being a border district, Kutch has an army and an air force base. The Rann of Kutch lies in the Kutch district. Hence this option is correct.

Kathiawar Peninsula -
Kathiawar is a peninsula in western India. It is a part of Gujarat, on its northern side is the moist land of the Rann of Kutch, the Arabian Sea towards the south and west and the Gulf of Cambay towards the southwest. The two major rivers of the region are Bhadar and Shatranji which flow west and east respectively. The intermediate part of this region is mountainous. The place derives its name from the Kathi caste of the Rajput ruling class. During the period of Pratihara ruler Emperor Mihir Bhoja, the western boundary of the Kshatriya Pratihara was Kathiawar and the eastern boundary was the Bay of Bengal. The Rann of Kutch doesn't lie in kathiawar. Hence this option is incorrect.

Saurashtra -
Saurashtra, some part of it also known as Sorath or Kathiawar, is a peninsular region of Gujarat, India, located on the Arabian Sea coast. It covers about a third of Gujarat state, notably 11 districts of Gujarat, including Rajkot District. It was formerly a state of India before it merged with Bombay state. In 1961 it separated from Bombay and joined Gujarat. Saurashtra peninsula is bound on the south and south-west by the Arabian sea, on the north-west by the Gulf of Kutch and on the east by the Gulf of Khambhat. The Rann of Kutch doesn't lie in Saurashtra. Hence this option is incorrect.

Therefore, the correct answer is B

Kutch is renowned for its handicrafts, valleys, white deserts, stunning unspoilt beaches, numerous forts and above all, Dholaveera, one of the five largest Harappan sites and one of the most famous archaeological sites belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization in India.