Ahmedahad, a district and city in Gujerat, in the Bombay Presidency, India. The latter is on the left bank of the Sooburmuttee, and 290 miles distant from Bombay, on the Bombay, Baroda, and Central Indian Railway. It was founded by Ahmed Shah on the site of Beder, or Ashawal (1413-1443), the capital of the Mohammedan province, possessing great wealth and many noble buildings. The mosque of Sultan Ahmed at the disruption of the Mogul Empire was fought for by Mussulmans and Mahrattas. Col. Goddard took the city in 1780, but it remained in the hands of the Mahrattas, who destroyed its prosperity, until 1818. Since that date a considerable revival has taken place under British rule. The earthquake of 1819 laid much of its architecture in ruins.