Katargam

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Katargam
North Zone
Suburb
Katargam is located in Gujarat
Katargam
Katargam
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°05′N 72°51′E / 21.08°N 72.85°E / 21.08; 72.85Coordinates: 21°05′N 72°51′E / 21.08°N 72.85°E / 21.08; 72.85
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surat
Government
 • Body Surat Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 765,000
 • Density 21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0261
Vehicle registration GJ5
Nearest city Surat
Literacy 89%
Civic agency Surat Municipal Corporation

Katargam is a Suburb in Surat city and host of the world famous Surat Diamond Industry. Today Katargam has one of the best developed area in Surat city and also boasts of Diamond Industries. It is home to the upper middle class of the city's residents. The area is also known as dense Concrete Jungle. It was a Nagar Panchayat in 1970s but was amalgamated in Surat Municipal Corporation. Due to the development of Diamond Industries in the town it spurred growth in population and its population is around 0.7 million as of 2008 estimates. The majority of the population is from Saurastra also known as Katiyawad. The town has grown in size in the year 2006 with amalgamation of municipalities of Amroli, Chapprabhatta, Kosad.It has very famous river side view called Cause Way which is developed on the bank of river Tapi.Surat city has been developed mainly due to River Tapi.

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- 17k residential projects of surat

About in 1730 first Baghdadi Jew Joseph Semah arrived from Baghdad to Surat and set up the Surat Synagogue here (It was a big Port of British India. Now part of Gujarat state and commercial capital of Gujarat in western part of India). They established Synagogue and Cemetery in Katargam area of the city. Still there is a graveyard in the city but in very bad condition

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