About Vapi

Vapi (Hindi: वापी, Gujarati: વાપી) is a city in Valsad district in Gujarat.

Vapi is a rapidly developing city in the Valsad district of Gujarat. It is also called as Wapi the meaning of vapi is tank.. Located on the banks of the River Damanganga in south Gujarat, the city is surrounded by union territories. Daman lies to the west of Vapi while Dadra and Nagar Haveli fall on the eastern side of the city. It is often regarded as the Gateway of Daman. Other nearby cities are Umbergaon, Sarigam, Sanjan, Pardi, Bhilad and Udavada. Besides being a municipality, the city takes pride in being the largest one in the entire Valsad district. Moreover, it is known for the largest number of small-scale industries in Asia. As a major industrial area, the city of Vapi plays a key role in the economic growth of Gujarat.

NH-8 bisects the city. The western part was the original location of the town, while the eastern part consists mainly of industry and newer residential areas. Mumbai is roughly 170 km to the south, and Surat is about 120 km to the north.
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damanganga, is about 7 km to the west. The city has tropical weather and enjoys three distinct seasons: mild winter, moderate summer and heavy monsoon, with rainfall ranging from 100 inches to 120 inches per annum.

The Dhobikhadi, Bhilkhadi, Kolak and Damanganga rivers flow through Vapi.
Surrounding locations include [Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Umbergaon, Sarigam, Bhilad, Udavada, Sanjan and Pardi.
Both the Union territories as well as Sarigam, Bhilad, Umbergaon, and Pardi, only 12–40 km from Vapi, are good residential and commercial areas. Daman and Silvassa attract both Indian and international tourists.

Fact File of Vapi

Latitude in decimal degrees -20.3717
Longitude in decimal degrees - 72.9049
Elevation - 30 meters
Major Rivers - Kolak, Dhobikhadi, Bhilkhadi and Damanganga 
Population (2011) - 163,630
Literacy Rate - 73%
Male Literacy - 79%
Female Literacy - 64%
Main Languages - Gujarati, Hindi and English