Nala Sopara

Nala Sopara
Nala Sopara
—  city  —
Nala Sopara
Location of Nala Sopara
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 19°24′55″N 72°51′41″E / 19.4154°N 72.8613°E / 19.4154; 72.8613Coordinates: 19°24′55″N 72°51′41″E / 19.4154°N 72.8613°E / 19.4154; 72.8613
Country India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Thane
Population 184,664 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Nala Sopara (Marathi: नालासोपारा) (officially, Nala Sopara) is one of the suburbs of THANE DISTRICT . It is a small vilage within the THANE Conurbation. The town lies in Thane district of Maharashtra state in India. The population of the city is 184,664 (2001 census). It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway (India) railway line. It is governed by the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation.

[Road]==History== Nalasopara was historically a part of the Silk Road. It was known as Suppara according to the account of Ptolemy's Geographia.



As of 2001 India census,[1] Nala Sopara had a population of 1,84,664 and it is one of the well known suburb in Mumbai. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nala Sopara has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 82%. In Nala Sopara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. This place has witnessed very steep rise of population since 1998, due to cheapest property rates in Mumbai suburban railways area, steep rise of property rates in Mumbai and being well connected to Mumbai city by local train services.


Nalasopara has some of the historic location located in Vasai Taluka like one of the Buddhist stupa known to be built in the reign of Emperor Ashoka. This city was once an ancient port named Sopara or Surparaka It also has some temples located within it which are not only historical but also a part of ancient architecture with beautiful monuments carved in it.

The Nalasopara (West) area consist of Desai Wadi, Bazar Peth, Sopara, Umrale, Nala, Gaas, Nirmal, Wagholi, Sri Prastha, Laxmiben Chedda Nagar, etc.

The localities in Nallasopara (East) are Achole Road, Achole Village, Don Lane, Tulinj, Vijay Nagar, Taki Road, Ostwal Nagari, Central Park, Sanyukta Nagar, Moregaon, Santosh Bhavan, Hawai Pada, Nagindaspada, etc. The Achole talao is a place worth visiting with soft music, lights, benches.

Schools and Colleges


  • Z.B.Zakaria English School is one of the schools developed by the Shurparka Educational & Medical Trust. The Primary section of the school is named as Mohammad Amin Hawai Pre-Primary School while the Z.B.Zakaria is the secondary section. It is the finest and the oldest school at Nalasopara. It is under the Mr Sagir Dange the Vice Mayor of Nalasopara.
  • Holy Cross High School in Nirmal established in 1946.
  • Sopara English School, Sopara is one of the oldest school in nallasopara,established in 1947.
  • Little Flower's English High School, situated in Samelpada locality is theoretically boldest school in this town offers education up to class X in Nalasopara West.
  • The Anjuman Islam High School provides education in Urdu till class X.
  • Rahul International School, Nalasopara West
  • Holy Cross Convent School in Nanbhat .
  • Infant Jesus High School is located in Nalasopara it is located in Nalasopara East.
  • Chandresh Lodha Memorial High School, located in Nalasopara East.
  • New Orchid High School is located at Sopara Gaon near Dange Complex.It is now a well known School.
  • St. Francis De Sales School offering education up to class X in Nalsopara West and Nalasopara East
  • St. Anthony's High School located in the Eastern part, located in Moregaon.
  • St. Aloysius High School, is one of the best schools run by Dr Pinto's Xaviers group in Nalasopara .
  • Kapol Junior college of Arts, Science and Commerce.
  • Krishna Moru Patil Deshmukh Patil Vidyalaya Marathi & English Medium (KMPD)
  • Holy Cross Angel School, located in Nalasopara West.
  • Mother Mary's High School, Nalasopara West
  • St. Mary's High School, Nalasopara West

Junior Colleges:-

  • R.B. Harris Junior College is an extension of Z.B. Zakaraia School, the junior college has also flourished into a degree college
  • Divine Providence Junior College
  • St. Aloysius Junior College
  • Adarsh Education Scociety Junior College
  • St. Stanislaus Junior College
  • Shishu Bharti Vidhyamandir (Near KMPD School)
  • Lokman hindi high school nalasopar [east]

Degree Colleges:-

  • Nallasopara Ayurvedic Mecial College, Nalasopara East
  • Viva Medical College (Future Project), Nalasopara East


Management Institute & SAP Training Center:-



Nalasopara municipal council (Nagar Parishad) has been combined with the Virar and Vasai Municipal Council (Nagar Parishad) to make it a Municipal corporation for better administration and amenities, though there were protests from people in the rural areas not to include the adjoining villages. It is now adminsitered by now what is called the Vasai Virar Municipal corporation. (Mahanagarpalika)

Nala Sopara
Next station south:
Vasai Road
Mumbai Suburban Railway : Western Line Next station north:
Stop No: 27 KM from starting: 55.85 Platforms: {{{7}}}


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