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Ambarnath more often spelt as Ambernath is a city in Indian state of Maharashtra which is also a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.[1] Ambernath comes under the Thane district of Maharashtra

Shiv Mandir, Ambarnath
Ambarnath is located in Maharashtra
Location of Ambernath in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°12′32″N 73°11′10″E / 19.209°N 73.186°E / 19.209; 73.186Coordinates: 19°12′32″N 73°11′10″E / 19.209°N 73.186°E / 19.209; 73.186
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • PresidentManisha Valekar
 • Total38 km2 (15 sq mi)
35 m (115 ft)
 • Total253,475
 • Density6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0251
Vehicle registrationMH-05
Lok Sabha constituencyKalyan
MPShrikant Shinde
MLADr. Balaji Kinikar
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAmbernath



Ambarnath is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The name Ambarnath literally means 'Lord of the Sky' i.e Lord Shiva. Ambarnath is the site of an old temple (Shiva Temple) dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back, to 1060 AD.[2] The temple is carved out of stone in Hemadpanthi architectural style of construction. Ambarnath lies on Mumbai to Pune railway route. Most people rely on the railway link to commute to Mumbai for work. Like all Mumbai suburbs Ambarnath is divided into Ambarnath East and Ambarnath West by the railway. Ambarnath west is in an industrial zone and is home to hundreds of small and large chemical factories. An Ordnance Factory of the Ordnance Factories Board has been established by the Government of India which is one of the reasons for Ambarnath developing into a residential neighbourhood. A large manufacturing facility of WIMCO, India's largest manufacturer of safety matchsticks, is also located in Ambarnath on the Kalyan-Badlapur Road.[3]


Ambarnath is also famous for its ancient Shiva temple, which is located in Ambarnath East.[citation needed]


This city has industrial zones like the Anand nagar MIDC which hosts more than 150 large scale industries including everything from textile, chemicals, edible goods, aerospace and electrical hardware.[citation needed]

Ordnance factory ambarnath occupies a large portion of land sprawling as large as a medium-sized town. It produces arms, ammunition and armoured vehicles for army and controlled by defence ministry. It has two main factories namely OFA and MPF.[citation needed]


Merwyn Fernandes, a former Indian hockey player, played for the famous Indian Airlines hockey team in the 1970s.[citation needed] He represented India in 1980, 1984 and the 1988 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal Summer Olympics at Moscow. He also received the Arjuna award.[4]


  1. ^ "Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority - Ambernath, Kulgaon-Badlapur and Surrounding Notified Area". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  2. ^ "Ambarnath Temple - Ambarnath, Ambarnath Temple Maharashtra". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. ^ "ITC shuts down 2 Wimco units: The Hindu Business Line - Mobile edition". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  4. ^ "Arjuna Awards in Hockey - Sanabung Manipur". Arjuna Awards in Hockey - Sanabung Manipur. Sanabung Manipur. Retrieved 8 October 2011.