33 Facts About Mumbai Port

1. Mumbai Port is the centre of the enormous Indian film industry, known as Bollywood, the name derived from an amalgamation of Bombay and Hollywood.

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2. The University of Mumbai Port, established in 1857, has more than 100 constituent colleges and more than two dozen teaching departments.

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3. Mumbai Port is the headquarters of India's western naval fleet and the base for the Indian flagship, INS Mumbai.

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4. Mumbai Port is one of two principal air hubs in India—the other being Delhi—and handles most of the country's international flights and a large proportion of its domestic service.

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5. Mumbai Port is connected by a network of roads to the rest of India.

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6. Mumbai Port is the economic hub and commercial and financial centre of India.

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7. Mumbai Port is extremely crowded, and housing is scarce for anyone who is not wealthy.

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8. Mumbai Port 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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9. Mumbai Port has two international cricket grounds, the Wankhede Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium.

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10. Mumbai Port has a zoo named Jijamata Udyaan, which harbours a garden.

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11. Mumbai Port has a large polyglot population like any other metropolitan city of India.

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12. Mumbai Port has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world after Miami.

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13. The port and shipping industry is well established, with Mumbai Port being one of the oldest and most significant ports in India.

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14. Mumbai Port 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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15. Mumbai Port consists of two distinct regions: Mumbai Port City district and Mumbai Suburban district, which form two separate revenue districts of Maharashtra.

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

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17. Mumbai Port 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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18. Mumbai Port is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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

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20. Mumbai Port 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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21. Mumbai Port has the only natural deepwater harbor in W India, and is a transportation hub and industrial center.

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22. Mumbai Port 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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23. Mumbai Port is a destination for Indian tourists, as well as visitors from overseas.

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

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

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26. Mumbai Port is among the best shopping centers in all of India.

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27. Mumbai Port attracts immigrants from rural areas seeking employment and a better life.

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28. Mumbai Port 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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29. Mumbai Port is home to the largest community of Parsis in India, as well as a small population of Jews.

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

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31. Mumbai Port 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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32. Mumbai Port was originally a distinct island from Thane, but reclamation of land has long since merged the islands.

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33. Mumbai Port has four jetties on Jawahar Dweep, an island in the harbour, for handling Crude and petroleum products.

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