Umargam

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Umargam

Umbergaon
Municipality
Sunset over Umargam Beach
Sunset over Umargam Beach
Umargam is located in Gujarat
Umargam
Umargam
Location in Gujarat, India
Umargam is located in India
Umargam
Umargam
Umargam (India)
Coordinates: 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76Coordinates: 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictValsad
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • Assembly constituencyUmargam (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total27,857
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pin Code
396170 / 396171 / 396165
Telephone code91-260-XXX-XXXX
Vehicle registrationGJ-15
WebsiteValsad tehsils

Umargam is a census town and Municipality in the Indian state of Gujarat. The town is known for its beaches, its tourist attractions, and its film industry. In 2017, the town became home to India's first Nanotechnology manufacturing plant.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Indian census, Umargamhad a population of 21,648. 55% percent of the city was male, while 45% was female. Umargamhas a literacy rate of 71%, which is higher than the national average. Several languages are spoken in Umargam, including Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, and Marwadi.[3]

Tourism[edit]

In 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced that tourism-related infrastructure will be developed in Umargam, and other towns in the region of Gujarat.[4]

Umargam Beach is popular tourist attraction in the town of Umargam. The location is famous for its 'Chowpatty style' street food, which includes items such as bhelpuri, pani puri, sevpuri, and vada pav. Horse-pulled carriages offer rides to tourists, and the beach is a popular site in the city for the annual Ganesh Chaturthi celebration and other festival like holi, beach is mostly crowded during evening time. There is a small village named Sarai Fatak which is situated near to Sarigam. It is very natural place.

Climate[edit]

Umargam is located in mountainous area with a uniform climate. During the summer the temperature reaches 35 °C. Monsoons prevail from mid June to September. Umargam is located at 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76. The town receives average annual precipitation of 1718mm.[5]

Climate data for Umargam (1981–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.5
(86.9)
32.5
(90.5)
33.6
(92.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
29.8
(85.6)
30.4
(86.7)
32.4
(90.3)
30.1
(86.2)
28.7
(83.7)
30.8
(87.4)
Average low °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
17.6
(63.7)
20.7
(69.3)
24.0
(75.2)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
23.3
(73.9)
20.7
(69.3)
18.2
(64.8)
22.4
(72.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.00)
0.1
(0.00)
0.1
(0.00)
0.2
(0.01)
9.4
(0.37)
400.3
(15.76)
665.8
(26.21)
464.2
(18.28)
254.2
(10.01)
35.3
(1.39)
18.9
(0.74)
2.8
(0.11)
1,718.6
(67.66)
Source: Valsad - Central Ground Water Board[6]

Education[edit]

List of schools[edit]

Affiliated with the State Board

  • M.M High School
  • Sacred Heart English High School
  • Solsumba Central School
  • M.K Mehta Gujarati School
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh School
  • Saraswati Hindi High School
  • Maa Vindwasini Hindi High School
  • Vinod P Mishra English Medium School

Affiliated with the CBSE

Institutions near Umargam

  • M.B.B.I. Educational Academy & Mehernosh Junior College
  • Bharti Academy High School
  • Lokmanya Hindi High School
  • Laxmi Vidyapeeth
  • CGSP College of Arts, Commerce & Science
  • Pirojsha Godrej Junior Bordi College
  • Nation English High School & Junior College
  • GES Pujya Chitre Guruji English Medium High School
  • N.B Mehta Science & Commerce College
  • S.S.R College Of Arts, Commerce And Science
  • Rofel Arts and Commerce College Vapi
  • ROFEL Shri G.M.Bilakhia College of Applied Sciences Vapi
  • ROFEL Shri G.M. Bilakhia College of Pharmacy Vapi
  • R.K. Desai College Of Commerce & Science
  • Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers

Transport[edit]

The main center of transportation in Umargam is the Umargam Road railway station. A number of routes are available from the station, these include:

  • Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Passenger
  • Valsad - Mumbai Central Fast Passenger
  • Surat Virar Passenger
  • Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Passenger
  • Gujarat Superfast Express
  • Vapi Virar Shuttle
  • Saurashtra Express
  • Firozpur - Mumbai Central Janta Express
  • Valsad - Bandra Passenger
  • Bharuch Virar Shuttle
  • Surat Virar Passenger
  • Lokshakti Express

Film[edit]

A number of television series and films have been shot in Umargam, including Ramayan, Mahabharat, Shani, Razia Sultan, Suryaputra Karn, and Porus.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=537850
  2. ^ PTI (22 June 2017). "Midmark sets up medical device manufacturing plant in Gujarat". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ Shah, Rajiv (28 September 2012). "Government mulls forming zonal tourism authorities". Gandhinagar. Times of India. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Umargam
  6. ^ "Monthly mean maximum & minimum temperature and total rainfall based upon 1981–2012 data" (PDF). Valsad - Central Ground Water Board. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  7. ^ Karkare, Aakash. "'Ramayana' to 'Karmaphal Data Shani': Inside India's one-stop shop for mythological television".