Mumbai (kent as Bombay, its umwhile offeecial name till 1995, an aw) is a naitural herbour on the wast coast o Indie, an is the caipital ceety o Maharashtra state. It's Indie's maist muckle ceety, an the 4t maist populous ceety proper in the warld. It's cawed the commercial caipital o Indie. It haes the Bombay Stock Exchynge an aw major financial trokin is duin thare.


Clockwise frae top: Cuffe Parade skyline, the Gatewey o Indie, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus an the Bandra–Worli Sea Link.
Ceety o Seiven Islands, Ceety o Dreams,[1] Gatewey tae Indie, Hollywood o Indie
Mumbai is located in Maharashtra
Location o Mumbai in Maharashtra, Indie
Mumbai is located in Indie
Mumbai (Indie)
Coordinates: 18°58′30″N 72°49′33″E / 18.97500°N 72.82583°E / 18.97500; 72.82583Coordinates: 18°58′30″N 72°49′33″E / 18.97500°N 72.82583°E / 18.97500; 72.82583
DestrictMumbai Ceety
Mumbai Suburban
First settled1507
Named forMumbadevi
 • TeepMayor–Cooncil
 • BodiMCGM
 • MayorVishwanath Mahadeshwar[2][3][4] (Shiv Sena)
 • Municipal commissionerAjoy Mehta[5]
 • Megacity603 km2 (233 sq mi)
 • Metro4355 km2 (1681.5 sq mi)
14 m (46 ft)
 • Megacity12,442,373
 • Rank1st
 • Density21,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)
 • Metro18,414,288
20,748,395 (Extendit UA)
 • Metro Rank
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN code(s)
400 001 to 400 107
Area code(s)+91-22
Vehicle registrationMH-01 (Central), MH-02 (Wast), MH-03 (East), MH-47 (North)
GDP/PPP$368 billion (Metro aurie, 2015)[9]
Offeecial leidMarathi[10][11]

Geography an History


Locate on the Wast Coast o Indie, the group o islands that haes developit intae the ceety o Bombay, wis likely first recordit as the name o fish-carles whaur a group o Buddhist monks estaiblisht an ootpost durin the later Magadhan empire. The islands wis passed fae ae king tae anither for twa millenia, till the Breetish tred empire decidit tae forder the naitural herbour intil a ceety. In the fower hunder year syne, the ceety haes growen bi a series o laund reclamations that jynes the oreeginal islands intil ae mass the nou.



The ceety wis cried Bombay for maist o the last fower hunder years. The oreegin o the name is kittlie, but is aft thocht tae come fae the Portuguese phrase bom bahia meanin "guid bay". The name Mumbai haes been uised in the main local leids for as lang, an is ascribed tae the local goddess, Mumba (ai means "mither" in Marathi, the leid o the state o Maharashtra). The name o the ceety wis chynged tae Mumbai bi an act o the pairlament in 1995.



Jaloused tae hae aboot 15 meellion fowk, the ceety haes growen swith in the bygane fifty year. The main aurie cawed the "Island Ceety" haes the maist dear real estate in the hale o Indie. Acause o this, the ceety haes growen a lang wey intil the mainlaund baith tae the north an the east. It is no unuisual for fowk tae commute mair nor an oor tae wark ilka day. Gettin watter, pouer an fuid intil the ceety is a muckle job that's owerseen bi ceevic agencies, plannin bodies an fowk gaun aboot thair business.

Sister ceeties


Mumbai haes sister ceety agreements wi the follaein ceeties:[12]


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