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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
ambernath 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
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • नगराध्यक्ष Manisha Valekar
 • Total 38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 253,475
 • Density 6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ambarnathkar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 421501
Telephone code 0251
Vehicle registration MH-05
Lok Sabha constituency Kalyan
MP Shrikant Shinde
MLA Dr. Balaji Kinikar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ambernath



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.

This city is also well known for its industrial zones especially the Anand nagar MIDC which hosts more than 150 large scale industries including everything from textile, chemicals, edible goods, aerospace and electrical hardware.

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. However the production is drastically reduced from year 2000


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]

MLAs from Ambernath Assembly ConstituencyEdit

Year MLAs Name Category Party Sex Votes
1978 Patil Jagannath Shivram GEN Janata Party (JNP) M 33087
1980 Patil Nakul Pundalik GEN INC(I) M 31365
1985 Patil Nakul Pundalik GEN Indian National Congress (INC) M 37037
1990 Sabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 71322
1995 Sabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 119283
1999 Sabir Shaikh GEN Shiv Sena (SHS) M 64674
2004 Kathore Kisan Shankar GEN Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) M 114675
2009 Dr. Balaji Kinikar (SC) Shiv Sena (SHS) M 50470
2014 Dr. Balaji Kinikar (SC) Shiv Sena (SHS) M 47000


  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.