Vangaon

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Vangaon
Village
Vangaon is located in Maharashtra
Vangaon
Vangaon
Vangaon is located in India
Vangaon
Vangaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°52′N 72°45′E / 19.867°N 72.750°E / 19.867; 72.750Coordinates: 19°52′N 72°45′E / 19.867°N 72.750°E / 19.867; 72.750
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Palghar
Taluka Dahanu
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,649
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 401 103
Telephone code 02528
ISO 3166 code IN-MH
Vehicle registration MH
2011 census code 551739
Vidhan Sabha constituency Palghar
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Vangaon is a village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. It's located in the Dahanu taluka.[1]


Telephone Code / Std Code: 02528


  1. Jagmohan Mahadevsingh Thakur High school: Offers Standard 5 to Standard 10, with hostel facilities for Aadivasi students
  2. Rajendrasingh Thakur College
  3. Baijnathsingh Mahadevsingh Thakur English Medium School: Nursery to Standard 10

The Vangaon Education Society operates various educational institutions in Vangaon.

CULTURE[edit]

There are various public temples like Mahadev, Hanuman Temple, Dattatray, and two private temples in Vangaon.

Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular festival in Maharashtra, is celebrated in the village.

Navratri Festivals are organised by Navratri Mahotsav Mandal and Jatras are organised every year at the Mahadev Temple at Datta Mandir during Datta Jayanti. Festivals are also organized at Hanuman Mandir during Hanuman Jayanti.

Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January) are typically celebrated with traditional performances by school children.

Vangaon has a weekly Sunday market offering groceries, apparel and food items.

Agriculture[edit]

Vangaon is well known for its delicious chikoo, made from Sapodilla fruit, capsicum, tomatoes and coconuts.

Industrial area and power stations[edit]

Tarapur MIDC, Tarapur Atomic Power Station, and a thermal power station owned by Reliance Energy Limited are located near the village. The industrial area at Tarapur hosts speciality chemicals, bulk pharmaceuticals, steel, alloy and textile manufacturing companies.

Public transport[edit]

The primary modes of transportation are rented cars, taxis, auto rickshaws and state transport buses (Maharashtra State Transport Corporation).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Vangaon has 1,645 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 82.4%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 7649 3950 3699
Children aged below 6 years 909 463 446
Scheduled caste 231 131 100
Scheduled tribe 2629 1317 1312
Literates 5554 3083 2471
Workers (all) 3048 2198 850
Main workers (total) 2757 2014 743
Main workers: Cultivators 188 138 50
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 575 330 245
Main workers: Household industry workers 198 134 64
Main workers: Other 1796 1412 384
Marginal workers (total) 291 184 107
Marginal workers: Cultivators 64 35 29
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 84 54 30
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 13 8 5
Marginal workers: Others 130 87 43
Non-workers 4601 1752 2849

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maharashtra villages" (PDF). Land Records Information Systems Division, NIC. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b "District census data". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-08-17.