Located in the Pardi taluka of Gujarat, Vapi is a city situated on the banks of the River Daman Ganga. It lies to the east of Daman and to the west of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Vapi is largely an industrial area dominated by small scale industries, especially chemical plants.
Due to the presence of these chemical plants, efforts are on to reduce the pollution in the area and to cause minimum amount of environmental damage. One such initiative is the Common Affluent Treatment Plant which is set up here. This is Asias largest such plant and is meant for treating the affluents coming out of the industries before they are dumped in the Daman Ganga River.
Vapi also has a Centre of Excellence which has various analytical tools along with trained staff to carry out feasibility studies for product development.
Most of the towns population comprises a floating population, which is cheap labour that comes from other states of India. Because of its proximity to the coast, the area experiences a tropical climate, with temperatures remaining the same throughout the year with high levels of humidity.
Although an industrial belt spanning 400 km, Vapi does have residential areas in the form of Geeta Nagar, Vapi Town, Gunjan and other such areas.