37 Facts About Mumbai City

1. Mumbai City is one of the busiest, cramped and highly populated cities of the world.

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2. Mumbai City has the most obsolete electric rail chain in India, which was installed in 1925.

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3. Mumbai City has a population of 15.7 million (2004) and, like Manhattan, is located on a rocky peninsula.

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4. Mumbai City has many large suburbs, including Andheri, Thane, and Ulhasnagar, each with a population of more than 100,000, and the city itself has the largest community of Parsis in India.

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5. Mumbai City has the only natural deepwater harbor in W India, and is a transportation hub and industrial center.

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6. Mumbai City is a departure point for excursions to the old Portuguese fort at Bassein, to the hill stations in the Western Ghats, to Pune, and other attractions in western Maharashtra.

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7. Mumbai City is a destination for Indian tourists, as well as visitors from overseas.

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8. Mumbai City is the home of Indian cricket, and international matches between India and other countries are held at Wankhede Stadium.

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9. The University of Mumbai City was founded in 1857 as an affiliating and examining body patterned after the University of London.

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10. Mumbai City is among the best shopping centers in all of India.

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11. Mumbai City attracts immigrants from rural areas seeking employment and a better life.

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12. Mumbai City services include a Fire Brigade and ambulance service, as well as police.

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13. Mumbai City is administered by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, whose chief executive officer, the Municipal Commissioner, is appointed every three years by the state government of Maharashtra.

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14. Mumbai City is home to the largest community of Parsis in India, as well as a small population of Jews.

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15. Mumbai City hosts a variety of major attractions for Indian natives, as well as visitors from overseas.

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16. Mumbai City is approachable by land only from the north and east, where National Highways 3 and 4 converge and cross over from the mainland to Thane on Salsette Island.

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17. Mumbai City got its name from a popular goddess temple—Mumba Devi Mandir, which is situated at Bori Bunde in Mumbai.

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18. Mumbai City had played host to the Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open, an International Series tournament of the ATP World Tour, in 2006 and 2007.

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19. Mumbai City has two international cricket grounds, the Wankhede Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium.

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20. University of Mumbai City is one of the premier universities in India.

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21. Mumbai City has access to Commercial radio providers such as Sirius.

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22. Mumbai City has a zoo named Jijamata Udyaan, which harbours a garden.

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23. Mumbai City has a large number of cinema halls that feature Bollywood, Marathi and Hollywood movies.

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24. Mumbai City has a large polyglot population like any other metropolitan city of India.

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25. Mumbai City is home to the largest population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the world, numbering about 60,000 though with a sharply declining population.

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26. Mumbai City has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami.

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27. Mumbai City is the headquarters of the Western Naval Command, and an important base for the Indian Navy.

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28. Mumbai City is served by two major ports, Mumbai City Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai.

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29. Mumbai City had about 721,000 private vehicles as of March 2014, 56,459 black and yellow taxis as of 2005, and 106,000 auto rickshaws, as of May 2013.

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30. Mumbai City is well connected to most parts of India by the Indian Railways.

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31. Mumbai City lies at the mouth of the Ulhas River on the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Konkan.

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32. Mumbai City consists of two distinct regions: Mumbai City City district and Mumbai Suburban district, which form two separate revenue districts of Maharashtra.

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33. Mumbai City is the commercial capital of India and has evolved into a global financial hub.

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34. Mumbai City is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Isle of Bombay, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island.

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35. Mumbai City is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India.

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36. Mumbai City lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour.

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37. Mumbai City is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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