Infobox Indian Jurisdiction | native_name = Ambur | type = city | latd = 12.78 | longd = 78.7
locator_position = right | state_name = Tamil Nadu
district = Vellore
altitude = 316
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 99,855| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Ambur is a historical town, a
municipalityin Vellore districtin the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its modern leather and shoe manufacturing industries. Factories in Ambur manufacture shoes for world's leading footwear brand names like Floursheim, Lumberjack, Gabor, Clarks, Fretzmen, Coll Hann, Hi-Line, Hugo Boss, Marc, and many more. Hence, it is also known as a "Leather City." Some of the Indian big names that have set up manufacturing units here are Farida Shoes, SSC, Bonaventure, NMZ, TAW, KAR, etc.; and now FDIs (Foreign Direct Investments) have become very common, to name a few establishments ITARES (Italy Renzi Shoes) of Italy, Allen Bolly of Switzerland etc. These companies provide a major chunk of employment to the local population. Traders of supplying shoe materials to these companies have a huge business over here.
Ambur is also famous for "
Biryani," a tasty rice dish; varieties of chicken dishes, etc. Desserts like Mutanjan, Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halvaafter the feast have become popular since the reign of Nawaabs of Arcot (Aaru Kaadu which means river and forest in Tamil). People of Ambur are very traditional.
One of the problems that Ambur faces is polluted ground water which is not potable. This happened due to the chemicals released by the leather tanneries directly into the most-of-the-time-dry
Palar Rivertraversing across Ambur before the Common Effluent Treatment Plants that use Reverse Osmosis process were installed. However, with strict measures taken by the State Government, most of the companies have now installed effluent treatment plants to treat the water from harsh chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, trivalent chromium, etc.
This town has a number of educational institutions:
* Mazharul Uloom College
* Sri Vivekananda Matriculation Higher Secondary School
* Mazharul Uloom Higher Secondary School
* Hasnath-e-Jariah Girls Higher Secondary School
* T.A.W Matriculation Higher Secondary School
* Hindu Higher Secondary School
* Anaikar Oriental Arabic Higher Secondary School
* Concordia Higher Secondary School
* Habibia Oriental Girls Higher Secondary School
* M.J.R Nursery and Primary School,Veerangkuppam
* Al Ameen School
* Barathi Vidyalaya Primary School
* Blesso Matriculation School
* Bethel Matriculation School
* Jalalia Aided Primary Boys School
Mazharul Uloom College offers various courses in Arts, Commerce and Science.
The Ambur Muslim Educational Society (AMES) is the prime operating organization taking care of education for Muslim girls and boys. The AMES completed its 100 years of services in 2006. The centenary celebration was inaugurated by the President of India "
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam" on 4 September 2006, presided over by the Governor of Tamilnadu Mr. Surjeet Singh Barnala.
T. Abdul Wahid Matriculation Higher Secondary School is one of the best infrastructured schools in Ambur with most of the facilities within the campus. The school completed 25 years, its silver jubilee fell on 23rd February 2008. The management of this institute celebrated the 25 years with numerous activities like starting an Alumni Associations and other new societies and clubs, to strengthen the skills of the students and make their network more stronger and wider.
Deepavali and Pongal are the festival for Hindus. Christians celebrate Christmas.
People here are predominantly Muslims with Hindus, Christians and other religion forming the population.
Eid-ul-Fitr(at the end of the holy month Ramzan) and Eid-ul-Azha(Bakrid) are the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims here. People offer a special prayer on those two days with people going to meet their relatives, and finally settling for a feast in the afternoon.
The vast diversity of religion doesn't hinder in the harmony of the sun place.
Famous Places in Ambur
The Nageswaran Temple in Ambur is one of the famous temple which is believed to be one of the very oldest temple.
The kalikambal (a) kamatci amman temple is one of the famous and powerful god which is believed to bevery oldest temple in ambur and it was constructed before construction of The Nageswaran Temple by the viswakarma people(architects whose coming from lord viwakarma blessings) .now itself this temple governed by viswakarma people.
The Sri Anchineyar Temple in Ambur is one of the most visited temple by peoples. It is believed that, the statue in this temple grows to some cms every year
The St Lutherin Church in Ambur is one of the oldest and famous church in Ambur.
The Bethestha hospital is well known in medical services among the surroundings.
The Jamia Masjid is the big Masjid in Ambur town.
Ths Jamia Masjid, Small Masjid, Chowk Masjid, Khaderpet Masjid, NoorullahPet Masjid, Mohammed Pura Masjid, Mohideen Pura Masjid, Pudumanai Masjid, Neilfield Masjid and Kangartakiya Masjid are oldest Masjids in Ambur.
Ambur is well connected by road, on the Chennai- Bangalore National Expressway, and by rail on the Chennai-Jolarpettai line with a number of express/superfast trains to Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Erode, etc.
TRAIN NUMBER TRAIN NAME STARTING STATION SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
2640 BRINDAVAN EXP BANGALORE CY JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2679 COIMBATORE EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2607 LALBAGH EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2676 KOVAI EXP COIMBATORE JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 6085 AJJ JTJ EXPRESS ARAKKONAM Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 6089 YELAGIRI EXPRES CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 684 CHENNAI EXP YASVANTPUR JN N N N N N Y N 214 MYSORE PASS TIRUPATI Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 6669 YERCAUD EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2691 BANGALORE EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL N N N N N Y N 6021 BANGALORE EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL N N N N N Y N 6090 YELAGIRI EXPRES TIRUPATTUR JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 6086 JTJ AJJ EXPRESS JOLARPETTAI Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2675 KOVAI EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2608 LALBAGH EXP BANGALORE CY JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2639 BRINDAVAN EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 101SR MAS SBC PASS CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2680 CHENNAI EXPRESS COIMBATORE JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2610 CHENNAI EXPRESS BANGALORE CY JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 102SR SBC MAS PASSR BANGALORE CY JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2609 BANGALORE EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2679 COIMBATORE EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2640 BRINDAVAN EXP BANGALORE CY JN Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Extremely hot and dry during summer when temperature soars to as high as 45 degree C (110 F). Winter is cold and dry with temperature dipping to 10 degree C during the night.
The society is conservative, but things have started changing in the recent past. People are friendly and helping in nature. They make a strong fashion statement by showcasing branded,expensive clothes and shoes. Women showcase their richness by means of wearing gold jewelleries during special occasions.
Ambur is also known for its posh weddings. Marriages are held lavishly which last for 3 days and they have a big feast arranged for their relatives each day of the wedding. Despite calls by eminent religious heads to cut down these lavish extravaganza, the tradition remains.
Ambur is located at coord|12.78|N|78.7|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/25/Ambur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ambur] ] It has an average elevation of 316
metres (1036 feet).
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Ambur had a population of 99,855. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Ambur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the males and 47% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Though the official population in 2001 recorded around 1,00,000, but there is almost equal number of immigrants from Southern Districts, who have recently moved in to the town. This apart, an approximate 12,000 people visit Ambur everyday for work from nearby villages and also from far off places such as Chennai & Bangalore.
In Sync with Technology
All students from the elementary level are exposed to Computers as a mandatory subject. Most of the Students prefer to study Computer Science and also excel in this discipline. Ambur has produced many outstanding students who excelled in the field of Software Engineering and continue to serve the nation at various levels.
In order to create an awareness about Internet and its boom in all walks of life,
AmburNet.Com[ [http://www.AmburNet.com AmburNet.Com - Leather Business Directories, Garments, Shoes, Shoe Components Web Hosting, Web Desining ] ] has been created by a service-minded and dedicated citizens of Ambur. AmburNet.Com is the pioneer in offering Network Solutions, offers Website Services, Directories and other related Network Solutions to the citizens of Ambur.
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