Geography of Vapi

Vapi is the largest city in Valsad district in Gujarat. Best known for Vapi Industrial Estate, the city is a municipality that falls under the administration of Pardi taluka. Over the recent years, Vapi has seen massive industrial and economic growth. It contributes a major share in the revenue of the state. Today, Vapi is one of the leading industrial cities of the country. It is well connected to neighboring regions like Umbergaon, Sanjan, Udavada, Bhilad and Pardi by rail and roadways.

Vapi in Gujarat

Strategic Location of Vapi

The city has a good physical location. It lies on the banks of the river of Daman Ganga in the southern part of Gujarat. Vapi is located about 28kms far from the district headquarters of Valsad. It is surrounded by beautiful Union Territories. Daman is situated on the west of Vapi and Dadra and Nagar Haveli is on the eastern side of the city. Owing to the strategic location of Vapi, it is called as the Gateway of Daman. Apart from these Union Territories, the city is surrounded with cities like Udavada, Pardi, Sarigam, Bhilad, Sanjan and Umbergaon.

On the western side of Vapi, lies the Arabian Sea. The Daman Ganga river forms a delta about 7kms to the west of Vapi. The city is bisected by the National Highway 8 into two parts. The eastern part is the main industrial zone and holds new residential sectors. The western part of Vapi is considered as the old town area. The major rivers that flow across the city are Kolak, Daman Ganga, Bhilkhadi and Dhobikhadi.
 
Latitude in decimal degrees– 20.3717
Longitude in decimal degrees– 72.9049

Flora and Fauna of Vapi

Dense thick vegetation is insignificant in Vapi. Owing to this, there is hardly any wild life. The only common fauna species found here are Marsh Harrier, Little Egret, Indian Python, Golden Oriole, Cows and Buffaloes.  There are a few mixed forests in Vapi that are not under the reserved forest areas. The different types of flora seen in this region are Jambu, Karvands, Khizado, Siras, Pipod, Vad, Karanj, Ashok, Agashive and Limbdo. Apart from these, some orchards of mango, banana and chiku are also found.

Climate in Vapi

The climate in Vapi is tropical throughout the year. The summers are moderate and the winters are mild. The days in summer are bright and sunny. The maximum day temperature recorded in this season is 36°C. April is considered as the hottest month in Vapi. Humidity is found in the air by the end of the summer season. Monsoon commences from mid July. The region experiences heavy rainfall. Average rainfall in a year varies between 100-120 inches. Sometimes, heavy showers causes floods in the region. Early September marks the end of the rainy season. On the other hand, the winters in Vapi are cool and pleasant. It is not very cold during the winter days. The minimum temperature recorded is 15 degrees Celsius. However, December and January are regarded as the coldest months of Vapi.

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