Jamnagar, situated in the western Indian state of Gujarat, is the fifth largest city in the state and also the administrative capital of Jamnagar district. The city has plenty of nicknames. It is also known as ?Brass city? for its largest production of Brass items in India. The city is also nicknamed as ?Oil city? for hosting the world?s largest oil refinery of Reliance Industries. Jamnagar is divided into 21 wards and subzones for an effective administration. The economy of the city is mainly sourced from its mining industries. Jamnagar is the home of Reliance Industries and petrochemicals, which obviously boosts the citys economic growth. Jamnagar has huge reserves of bauxite. It is known for the traditional "Bandhani" clothes that are popular all over the world. The city hosts many educational institutions like Government Polytechnic College, Gujarat Ayurved University, Shri Vidhyasagar Infotech College, M P Shah Medical College, Government Dental College & Hospital, etc. There are a handful of visiting spots in the city like Darbargadh Palace, Willingdon Crescent, Pratap Vilas Palace, Lakhota Fort, Solarium, Bhujio Kotho, Kotha Bastion, Dhanvantri Mandir, Jam Ranjitsinhji Park, Ranjit Sagar Dam, Shantinath Mandir, Balachadi Beach, etc. Jamnagar has base stations of all three wings of Defence - the Indian army, navy and airforce.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.