As of 2001 India census, Unjha had a population of 53,868. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Unjha has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 65%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Unjha, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Unjha is known for its world famous cumin-seed and ispaghula market. The main temple of goddess Shree Umiya Mata is situated in Unjha. Old beliefs that Umiyama is the One of the Avatar (incarnation) of Goddess Parvati. This temple is very important for the Kadva Patel community as Umiyama is their communitys goddess (kul devi).
The average income of population living here is very high compare to national average because of trading business of Jeera located here. Jain community also has a good impact on the very famous ganj bazaar.
Unjha is famous for UMIYA MAATA TEMPLE that is located in the center of the city where thousands of visitors visit everyday. It is about 1200 years old but it was rebuilt around a century ago with the aid of the people living there. It has continued to shower blessings to the devotees till date, and it is firmly believed that Unjha is prosperous because of the blessings of Goddess Umiya. There are also two big temple in Unjha, the one is temple of maa baloj in the western side of the unjha on the road of bus station, and the other one is on the road of unjha-patan 3 km from Unjha.
There are various other smaller temples too. On the outskirts there is a Kabir Aashram where the devotees of Saint Kabir worship and sing religious songs (bhajans, sakhis and dohas). Other places are various wadis or places where marriages and other occasions are held. It has many wadis and a particular sub caste of Patel has a particular wadi. For e.g. - Rangpur Samaaj wadi, Raman wadi, Unava Desh ni Wadi, Bhraman ni wadi, umiya desh ni wadi, sanskarbhavan wadi, ACHLESHAWAR NI WADI .
There is also Dwarkadhishji Temple located in Nava Mahad, Nr Bramhan Chora. Seva ( Pooja ) is being done as per Vaishanva Sampradaya ( Pushti Marg ). There are lot of Devotees of Dwarkadhishji in Unjha.
The Unjha Marketyard is the top in the Indian Market yards and the several spice export into the world through this market yards and so the unja also known as the spice city of the India. This Marketyard is the hub of the cumin and Isabgol and the exports both in the India and the world.
Unjha has many schools including a B.B.A. College. Law College, a Teachers Training College, a Womens Residential College, and a commerce and arts college also.
Almost near the center of the town is a pond. There are very few places of public recreation in Unjha.
Unjha is dominated by mainly Kadva Patidars along with mostly all communities.
Although a small town, Unjha has many people with the zest for social service. Many international social service groups have active members who live in Unjha like the Rotary, Rotract, Lions, JCI club.
Notable persons from Unjha
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Unjha is located at 23.8°N 72.4°E? / 23.8; 72.4. It has an average elevation of 111 metres (364 feet).
Unjha is known as biggest spices and oil seed market of Asia. The APMC market of Unjha is the place where all farmers and traders from states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Saurashtra come to trade and sell spices and oil seeds like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, dill seeds, ajwain seeds, Mustard Seeds, Sesame seeds, Coriander Seeds etc.