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Mumbai city is the capital of Maharashtra. Previously known as Bombay, it one of the world's largest and most densely populated areas. Situated on the west coast of India, this city is known for its deep natural harbour. The neighbouring urban areas - Navi Mumbai and Thane - are part of Mumbai.

It is also known as the financial capital of India and is home to many top domestic and international companies and financial institutions which have their headquarters here. In 2009, the city was honoured with the "Alpha World City" title. The Bombay Stock Exchange is one of the largest in the world.

Also referred to as the entertainment capital of India, Mumbai is home to Bollywood which is one of the biggest film industries in the world, where thousands of people are employed.

History of Mumbai



The name Mumbai has been derived from the name of the local Goddess called Mumbadevi. Mumbai has a rich past and cultural heritage. Originally it was a group of seven islands, and was a part of the Maurya Empire during the reign of Ashoka. Later it came under the control of many dynasties till the Silharas wrested the region in early 800s.

In 1343 AD, the region was captured by the Kingdom of Gujarat in whose possession it remained for the next 200 years. In 1543, the isles came under the control of the Portuguese and in 1661 ceded as dowry to Catherine de Braganza upon her marriage to Charles II of England. Charles II in turn leased the Island to the British East India Company who named it Bombay.

Seeing the growth of the city, the British East India Company transferred their headquarters from Surat to Bombay. The foremost railway line in India was built between Thane and Bombay (VT) in 1861. After India achieved independence in 1947, Bombay presidency was reconstructed into Bombay state. In 1960, it became the capital of the newly created state of Maharashtra.

Presently, it is the global financial, information, entertainment and industrial hub and has become the largest city of South Asia.

Mumbai Geography and Climate



Mumbai is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and is one of the major trading hubs in the world. The city has a tropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification. Weather remains dry for at least seven months and heavy rainfall shows up in July. December to February mark the winters followed by summers from March to June. From June to September the city experiences the south west monsoon and the months from October to November are post monsoon season.

Economy of Mumbai



Mumbai is one of the most prosperous cities in India and is making a significant contribution to the economic development of the country. The contribution of the city to the country's GDP is around 6.12 per cent. According to the available figures, Mumbai contributes 10 percent of factory employment, 25 percent of industrial production, 30 percent of Income Tax collection, 60 percent of customs, 20 percent of central excise tax collection and 40 percent of Indian foreign trade.

Some of the prominent companies based in Mumbai include Larsen and Toubro, SBI, LIC, Tata Group, Godrej, Reliance and more than five Fortune Global 500 companies. It is noteworthy that there are many foreign banks and financial institutions which have major branches spread across the city.

The Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index 2008 has ranked Mumbai at the 48th position. It is also placed at the 7th spot in the list of 'Top Ten Cities for Billionaires' by Forbes magazine.

Civic administration in Mumbai



Mumbai stretches from Colaba in the south to Mulund in the north. It extends from Mankhurd in the east and is administered by BMC. The Municipal Corporation is headed by the Municipal Commissioner who is also the chief executive officer.

The revenue districts of Mumbai are under the jurisdiction of District Collector. The Police Commissioner is in charge of the Mumbai Police. The Bombay High Court is based in Mumbai and exercises its jurisdiction in Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

Attractions in and around Mumbai


  • Churchgate
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Film City
  • Gateway of India
  • Mumbai University
  • Nariman Point
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Prithvi Theatre
  • Chowpatty Beach
  • Juhu Beach
  • Marine Drive
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Kamala Nehru Park
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Haji Ali
  • Mumba Devi Temple
  • Mount Mary Church
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • St Thomas Cathedral
  • Essel World
  • Chor Bazaar
  • Fashion Street
  • Zaveri Bazaar

Other tourist's attractions near Mumbai City


  • Ajanta & Ellora Caves
  • Alibag
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Khandala
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Lonavala
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Shirdi
  • Matheran
  • Panchgani
  • Pune

Hotels in Mumbai City


  • Le Meridien Mumbai
  • Hyatt Regency Mumbai
  • Taj Lands End Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Mumbai
  • Leela Kempinski Mumbai
  • Grand Hyatt Mumbai
  • Sun-N-Sand Mumbai


Mumbai City Information
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai
Established Year1507
Founded byMumbadevi
Area603 km2 (233 sq mi)
Population18394912 as Census 2011
Population Density22,937/km2 (59,410/sq mi) as Census 2011
LanguageMarathi, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannad, Telgu, English
Official LanguagesMarathi
Literacy Rate89.21% as Census 2011
Sex Ratio832
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pin code400001
Area code22
Lat Long18.9750° N, 72.8258° E
ReligionHinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity
FestivalsBanganga (Jan), Elephanta festival (18-19 Feb), Gudhi Padava (Mar-Apr), Nariyal Poornima (Aug), Ganesh Chaturthi (Aug-Sep), Bandra Feast (Sep), Diwali(Oct-Nov)
UniversitySNDT Women's University, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay)
Sister CitiesBerlin, London, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, Yokohama.
SportsWankhede Stadium (Cricket), Brabourne Stadium (Cricket),
AirportChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Navi Mumbai International Airport to be built in the Kopra-Panvel
Railway StationMumbai Central (BCT) Mumbai Railway Station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Andheri and Borivali, Mono Rail(Under Construction), Mumbai Metro (Under Construction)
PortMumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Tourist AttractionsBassein (Vasai) Fort, Bandra Fort, Basilica of Mount Mary Bandra, Bhuleshwar, Bombay Natural History Museum, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Haji Ali Mosque, The Imperial Towers, Kanheri Caves, Mahalaxmi Temple, Worli Fort, Worli Sea Face
Nearby Tourist AttractionsMatheran, Khandala, Lonavala, Alibag, Pune, Daman, Mahabaleshwar
Popular ThingsBollywood, Hotel Taj Mahal, Haji Ali Mosque, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bandra Fort, Gateway of India
Notable PeopleAmitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Dileep Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Gurudat, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar, Dada Sahab Falke.
National HighwayNH - 4,8, 3, 17, 222


Blogs about Mumbai
Mumbai's-First-AC-Local-Trains
Mumbai To Get Its First AC Local Trains : The Mumbai Suburban Railway better known as the Mumbai local trains is one of the busiest commuter railway systems in the world. Right from the wee hours of the morning to late night, the Mumbai local trains serve over 75 lakh commuters each day. The network connects about 465 miles crisscrossing Mumbai, the country's financial capital with its suburbs. It is considered to be the lifeline of the second most populous city in the country.…
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Poor Drainage System in Indian Cities
Urban Floods: Why Are Indian Cities Not Prepared For Extreme Rainfall? : Yesterday Mumbai, the financial capital of our country, experienced over 200 mm of rainfall. This is more rain than what the city would receive in over 10 days during regular monsoons. All in a matter of 12 hours, the rain gods managed to bring India's most bustling and industrious city to its knees. 5 Mumbaikars died, homes and offices were flooded, train services paralysed, and most office goers stranded far from home. The National Disaster…
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mumbai bomb blast
1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts – Justice Delivered At Last : Some wounds never heal. They remain - festering in our souls - constant reminders of the worst attacks on our soil. The serial bomb blasts that tore Bombay (Mumbai) city on 12 March, 1993, is one such wound. Planned and executed by Mumbai-based Mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and his crime syndicate D Company (along with Tiger Memon and Yakub Memon), the blasts killed some 257 people and injured 713 others. Bombay is the financial capital…
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BMC Failed to Improve Deonar Dump Situation
BMC’s Waste Management Battle Looms Ahead : Last month we closely followed the electoral drama unfolding in Mumbai - the financial capital of the country. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections were held in 227 wards of the city and both Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were locked in a close competition to put forward their candidates for the Mayor's office. BMC is the country's richest civic body and winning the elections topped the agenda of both parties in the…
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Mumbai Ranked Ahead of Washington
Mumbai Beats Contradictions to Rank 21st in City Wealth Index : Knight Frank, a leading global property consulting company has just released ‘The Wealth Report 2017’, of which the ‘City Wealth Index’ ranks Mumbai at 21st, based on the number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) residing in major cities covered by the report. The report covers 125 cities in 89 countries and is based on responses to a detailed survey carried out with 900 of the world’s leading private bankers and wealth managers. A…
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