Facts About Mumbai
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
. Mumbai Has A Coastline Of About 150 Kilometres.
The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to communities of Marathi language-speaking Koli people.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial, and the entertainment capital of India.
Mumbai has 1.1 square meters of open space per person, making it the most crowded city in the world.
The Mumbai is also home to Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries.
The name Mumbai is derived from Mumbā or Mahā-Ambā—the name of the patron goddess, Mumbadevi of the native Koli community and ā’ī meaning “mother” in the Marathi language, which is the mother tongue of the Koli people and the official language of Maharashtra.
Central Park in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, is believed to be the largest park in Asia and the third-largest in the world.
A resident of Mumbai is called Mumbaikar in Marathi, in which the suffix Kar means a resident of. The term had been in use for quite some time but it gained popularity after the official name change to Mumbai. Older terms such as Bombayite are also in use.
Mumbai is served by two major ports, Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, which lies just across the creek in Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai generates 5% of India’s GDP. It accounts for 25% of industrial output, 40% of sea trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India’s economy.
Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.
The Estimated population of Mumbai is 20.5 Million, as of 2020.
Mumbai is the only city in the world which boasts of a national park within city limits, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Isle of Bombay, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island.
Water transport in Mumbai consists of ferries, hovercrafts and catamarans.
The Banganga Festival is a two-day music festival, held annually in the month of January.
Mumbai is twinned with Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, United States; St Petersburg, Russia; Stuttgart, Germany and Yokohama, Japan.
A large amount of migrating population of flamingos is found in the swamps of Sewri and Bhandup.
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