Mumbai is located in the western part of Indian state of Maharashtra. The city’s geographical co-ordinates are 18°58’30?N 72°49’33? E. The distance of Mumbai is about 1,150 Km from Delhi, the capital of India.
Facts about Mumbai
|Came in existence||1507|
|Previous name any||Bom Baia (Bombay)|
|Area of Megacity||603.4 sq km (233 sq mi)|
|Area of Metro||4,355 sq km (1,681.5 sq mi)|
|Population (Megacity)||12,478,447 (2011)|
|Population Density||21,000/sq km (53,000/sq mi) |
|Lat Long||18°58’30”N 72°49’33”E|
|Name of Monuments||The Gateway of india, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Thomas Cathedral, Elephanta Caves, Town Hall, Flora Fountain, Mani Bhavan Museum, Kanheri caves|
|Places to Visit||ISKCON Temple- Mumbai, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Hanging Gardens, Adlabs Aquamagica, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah|
|Time Zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Zip Code Start||400 001 to 400 107|
|Languages||Marathi, Konkani, Hindi, English|
|Transportation||Bus, Train, Taxi, Metro|
|Rivers||Dahisar River, Mithi River, Oshiwara River, Poisar River and Ulhas River|
|Lake(s)||Tulsi, Vihar and Powai|
|Airport(s)||Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport|
Amazing Facts about Mumbai
- Mumbai was called Bombay till 1995.
- The city was renamed to Mumbai after goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of the Devi.
- Two oldest but well-known names for this city are Kakamuchee and Galajunkja.
- Portuguese writer Gaspar Correia used the name Bombaim for this city, so Bombay name came in existence.
Unknown Facts about Mumbai
- City was known as Mombayn (1525), Bombay (1538), Bombain (1552), Bombaym (1552), Monbaym (1554), Mombaim (1563), Mombaym (1644), Bambaye (1666), Bombaiim (1666), Bombeye (1676), Boon Bay (1690), and Bon Bahia.
- Ali Muhammad Khan, imperial diwan cum revenue minister of the Gujarat province, in his book Mirat-i-Ahmedi (1762) referred this city as Manbai.
- The residents of Mumbai are called mumbaikar in the Marathi language.
- Mumbai city is built on what was once an archipelago of seven seperate islands namely Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island.