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The Kutch peninsula is an example of active fold and thrust tectonism.

In Central Kutch there are four major east-west hill ranges characterized by fault propagation folds with steeply dipping northern limbs and gently dipping southern limbs.

Kutch District is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Little Rann (seasonal wetlands) of Kutch.

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It was created a state within the union of India in 1950. On 1 November 1956, Kutch State was merged with Bombay state, which in 1960 was divided into the new linguistic states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, with Kutch becoming part of Gujarat state as Kutch district.

The district was affected by tropical cyclone in 1998 and the earthquake in 2001.

There are four airports in the district: Naliya, Kandla, Mundra, and Bhuj. Being a border district, Kutch has both an army and an airforce base.

The history of Kutch can be traced back to prehistorical times.

From the gradual increasing dimension of the linear chain of hillocks towards the west along the Kutch mainland fault and the epicentre of the earthquake of 2001 lying at the eastern extreme of Kutch mainland fault, it is suggested that the eastern part of the Kutch mainland fault is progressively emerging upward.

It can be suggested from the absence of distinct surface rupture both during the 1956 Anjar earthquake and 2001 Bhuj earthquake, that movements have taken place along a blind thrust.

There are several sites related to Indus valley civilization in region and is mentioned in Hindu mythology.

In historical times, Kutch is mentioned in Greek writings during Alexander.

The Rann is famous for its marshy salt flats which become snow white after the shallow water dries up each season before the monsoon rains.

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