Cities with significant Gujarati populations include Leicester and London boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Harrow and Wembley.There is also a small, but vibrant Gujarati-speaking Parsi community of Zoroastrians present in the country, dating back to the bygone era of Dadabhai Navroji, Shapurji Saklatvala and Pherozeshah Mehta.The countries with the largest Gujarati populations are Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and many countries in Southern and East Africa.
Both Hindus and Muslims have established caste or community associations, temples, and mosques to cater for the needs of their respective communities.
A well known temple popular with Gujaratis is the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Neasdon, London.
Gujaratis also form a significant part of the populations in the neighboring metropolis of Mumbai and union territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra Nagar Haveli, both being former Portuguese colonies.
and have therefore been at forefront of migrations all over the world, particularly to regions that were part of the British empire such as Fiji, Hong Kong, East Africa and countries in Southern Africa.
The third largest overseas diaspora of Gujaratis, after Pakistan and United States, is in the UK.
At a population of around 600,000 Gujaratis form almost half of the Indian community who live in the UK (1.2 million).
Significant immigration from India to the United States started after the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
Early immigrants after 1965 were highly educated professionals.
A popular mosque that caters for the Gujarati Muslim community in Leicester is the Masjid Umar.
Leicester has a Jain Temple that is also the headquarters of Jain Samaj Europe.
Gujaratis first went to the UK in the 19th century with the establishment of the British Raj in India.