Umbergaon

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Umbergaon
city
Umbergaon is located in Gujarat
Umbergaon
Umbergaon
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 20°12′00″N 72°45′00″E / 20.2000°N 72.7500°E / 20.2000; 72.7500Coordinates: 20°12′00″N 72°45′00″E / 20.2000°N 72.7500°E / 20.2000; 72.7500
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Valsad
Government
 • Type Muncipality
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 27,859
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ-15

Umbergaon is a census town in Valsad district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

In 2012, the Government of Gujarat, announced that tourism-related infrastructure will be developed at Umbergaon, and other towns.[2]

An irrigation canal from Ambaji to Umbergaon at a cost of INR500crore has also been proposed by the State Government.[3]

GIDC in Umargam is developing at a rapid rate. Its a hub for Garments industry like Vinaylene Textile (Kalpesh Synthetics),Zodiac,VHM,Rukshmani,etc. Badshah Masala a big industry for indian spices is also located here.Rawat & Sons leading oil dealer in umbergaon,It is graced with presence of some big industries with heavy machinery like chandan steel ltd, Rajendra Industrial Corporation (RIC Fittings & Flanges), prakash steelage ltd. Industries of Plastic like Sunrise Containers Ltd, is also situated at Umbergaon, the leading Manufacturer of Pet Preform, Jar, Bottles. The main Exporter , like Chandan Steel Ltd, Apar Industries Ltd, Sunrise Containers Ltd and etc along with pharma companies like Klenzaids and Fabtech Technologies also belongs to Umbergaon

Umbergaon is also known as Umergam , Umargaon or Umargam.

Some 20% of the population are fishermen and 20% industrialists. It is 33 km away from Vapi.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Umbergaon had a population of 21,648. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Umbergaon has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Umbergaon, 14% of the population is under six years of age. The people speak different languages including Gujarati the official state language and Marathi. People from different states of India like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, including Gujarat live in peace & harmony here.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

Umbergaon has a western coastline with the Arabian sea. To the east it is bordered by the union territory of Silvassa. Northern portion has borders with the union territory of Daman. To the south and south east it has a border with the Thane district in the State of Maharashtra. To the north west it touches Vapi in Gujarat State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=537850
  2. ^ Shah, Rajiv (September 28, 2012). "Government mulls forming zonal tourism authorities". Gandhinagar. Times of India. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  3. ^ "2 ambitious irrigation schemes for tribal areas announced". Vadodara. Times of India. September 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.