Ulhasnagar is a city located in the Thane district in the state of Maharashtra. This city is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region managed by MMRDA. It had an estimated population of 506,098 at the 2011 Census.
Ulhasnagar is considered as one of the largest denim jeans manufacturer. It has number of small businesses, manufacturing quality denims with an effective cheap labour. Some of the manufacturers export jeans worldwide from Ulhasnagar. The city is also famous for its furniture market, cloth market and electronic market.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Ulhasnagar had a population of 506,098. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%.
Ulhasnagar is a municipal town and the headquarters of the Tehsil bearing the same name. It is a railway station on the Mumbai-Pune route of the Central Railway. Ulhasnagar, a colony of migrants in the aftermath of the Partition of India (1947), is 61 years old. Situated 58 km from Mumbai, the once-barren land has developed into a urban town of Thane district. Originally, known as Kalyan Military transit camp, Ulhasnagar was set up especially to accommodate 6,000 soldiers and 30,000 others during World War II. There were 2,126 barracks and about 1,173 housed personals. The majority of barracks had large central halls with rooms attached to either end. The camp had a deserted look at the end of the war and served as a ready and commercial ideal ground for Partition victims. Sindhis, in particular, began life anew in the new land.