Umbergaon

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Umbergaon
Nickname(s): umbergam
Umbergaon is located in Gujarat
Umbergaon
Umbergaon is located in India
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 Municipality
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 27,857
Languages
 • Official Gujarati
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91260
Vehicle registration GJ-15
Website gujaratindia.com

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 500crore has also been proposed by the State Government.[3]

Umbergaon is also known as Umergam , Umargaon , Umbergaon Raod or Umargam.

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

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Umbergaon had a population of 1,21,648. 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 but vast population are migrated from different states so Hindi, Marathi, Marwadi etc. are also spoken by many people. People from different states of India like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, live in peace & harmony here.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

Umbergaon Taluka 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 District, India. To the south and south east it has a border with the Palghar district (Tehsil of Talasari) 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.