Population: As of 2001 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.
Climate: Extremely hot and dry during summer when temperature soars to as high as 43 degree C (110 F). Winter is cold and dry with temperature dipping to 10 degree C during the night.
This town has a number of educational institutions:
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 then President of India "A.P.J. Abdul Kalam" on 4 September 2006, presided over by the Governor of Tamil Nadu Mr. Surjeet Singh Barnala.
Industries: Factories in Ambur manufacture shoes for world's leading footwear brand names like Floursheim, Lumberjack, Gabor ,primigi, caterpillar, 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.
Geography: Ambur is located at 12°47′N 78°42′E / 12.78°N 78.7°E. It has an average elevation of 316 metres (1036 feet).
Sea level: It is located at 13.03° N and 80.16° E and 52 feet (15 metres) above sea level.
Tourism: The Nageswaran Temple in Ambur is one of the famous temple which is believed to be one of the very oldest temple.
In Tamil Nadu there are many Murugan temples located in the hills like Palani, Thiruthani, etc. The Murugan temple in Kailashagiri hill located near Ambur is one amoung them.
The Jamia Masjid is the big Maczet in Ambur town. December 2009 celebrates the 258th Urus of the Great Saint Hazrat Ghaddam Shah Auliya outside the mosque complex.
Ths Jamia Masjid, Small Masjid,Santhapet 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.
K.M from Chennai: The Bus Distance is 188 km
Notes: Ambur is a historical town and Taluk head quarters for Ambur Taluk in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its modern leather and shoe manufacturing industries. Ambur is also famous for "Biryani," a tasty rice dish; varieties of chicken dishes, etc. Desserts like Mutanjan, Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halva after 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.
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Festivals: 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.