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  History of Mumbai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mumbai is India's largest city and the commercial capital of the country.
Originally known as Bombay, it has a long history though its status as an urban centre was realised only as late as the 17th century.
Artifacts found near Kandivali in northern Mumbai indicate that these islands were inhabited since the Stone Age.
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 Mumbai / Bombay - a geographical history
By 1906 the population of Mumbai was 977, 822.
Mumbai's prosperity was seen in its impressive civic and commercial buildings that came up in the second half of the 19th century.
A history of the geography of Mumbai / Bombay
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 Mumbai India  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Mumbai, known as Bombay until its name was officially changed in 1995, is the leading financial center of India as well as a major national commercial, transportation, and manufacturing hub.
Mumbai’s former name, Bombay, comes from the Portuguese Bom Bahia, meaning "Fair Bay." Both names, which are somewhat similar, have been used for centuries: Bombay was used by the Europeans who first took control of the area in the 1500s and Mumbai by the native Mahârâstrians.
Mumbai is the birthplace of orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta and English writer and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling.
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 Where is Mumbai? About Mumbai / Bombay City
Mumbai, which was previously known as Bombay is a major metropolitan city of India.
Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it being the country's principal financial and communications centre.
The average rainfall which is brought by the south-west monsoon winds in Mumbai is 180 cms.
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 About Wockhardt Hospitals - About the city
Bombay, or Mumbai as it is now called, is the commercial capital of India, a city of business and industrial entrepreneurs, concrete towers, glamor, cricket, Film Industry, clubs and discos and more.
Mumbai (Bombay) lies on the western coast of India.
The climate in Mumbai throughout the year is temperate-from being hot and humid in summer to being pleasant in winter.
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 Mumbai History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The seven islands that now form Mumbai were first home to the Koli fisherfolk whose shanties still occupy parts of the city shoreline today.
Mumbai leapt into the new millennium determined to become the most populous city in the world by 2020, when it might hold as many as 28.5 million people.
Nothing demonstrates Mumbai's deteriorating environment better than a recent report which claims just breathing the air in Mumbai is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day, hence the popularity of recently opened 'oxygen bars'.
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Mumbai is located on the west coast of India and is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai spans an area 438 km² the city is on a peninsula on the island of Salcette.
Mumbai is also the epicentre of India's film industry — Bollywood, which is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually.
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 Indian History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses.
An island connected by bridges to the mainland, Mumbai is the industrial hub of everything from textiles to petrochemicals, and responsible for half of India's foreign trade.
Mumbai itself is an island connected by bridges to the mainland.
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 Cricinfo - History sides with Mumbai, form favours UP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai, 36 times-champions, who enjoyed a six-match winning streak until their 65-run loss to arch-rivals Maharashtra at the same venue in the concluding Elite Division Group A league tie, will be hoping to iron out the remaining wrinkles in their performance.
Mumbai, of course, would be missing Wasim Jaffer, the man in form this season, for the big game as he is away to Pakistan on national duty.
Mumbai will be looking to Powar who has had a great run of form with bat and ball, to shepherd them to a place in the final.
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 Navi Mumbai Encyclopedia @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Navi Mumbai (erstwhile: New Bombay) is a satellite twin of the city of Mumbai, India.
Navi Mumbai was carefully planned keeping in mind the population boom of the future;in fact, it is the largest planned new city in the world.
Criminal activities in Navi Mumbai are usually on the scale of chain/cellphone snatchings, vehicle thefts and burglaries involving unoccupied houses, but murder and armed robbery takes place in significant numbers [3].
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 History of Mumbai(Bombay)!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai was reported by famous Ptolemy, in his work during 150 A.D. Mumbai was tuled by various Hindu dynasties till 1348 A. Thereafter the Gujarati muslims took over.
Mumbai was originally a cluster of seven Koli islands inhabited by fishermen - Mahim, Colaba, Samaller Colaba, Mazagaon, Parel and Matunga.
Mumbadevi is the Goddess worshipped by the Kolis (fishermen), and the word 'Bombay is dervied from Mumbai.
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 Bombay,Bombay India,History of Bombay (Mumbai),Bombay in India,Bombay India Travel
With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Mumbai (Bombay) prospered, though slums and unsanitary conditions steadily multiplied with its increasing population.
In the postwar years the development of residential quarters in suburban areas was begun, and the administration of Mumbai City through a municipal corporation was extended to the suburbs of Greater Mumbai (Bombay).
From 1956 until 1960 Mumbai (Bombay)was the scene of intense protests against the two-language (Marathi-Gujarati) makeup of Bombay State, a legacy of British imperialism, which led to the State's partition into the modern States of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai today is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cities, and its mill lands stretching across a thousand acres, lie in the heart of Bombay island in Girangaon or ‘mill village’.
Mumbai is to be converted into a financial hub, a service centre, but on the re-employment, reskilling and housing of the workers there is a deafening silence.
Mumbai’s mill workers are “…now waiting for the city to return some part of that history back to their children”.
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Mumbai is one of the most populous and crowded cities on the planet, and is the perfect exemplar of the Indian experience, that blast of energy, heat, and life, which delights some and overwhelms others.
Mumbai is one of the main engines of Indian wealth, with trade, manufacturing, and, above all, the film industry (in fact, the world's largest) creating riches.
As it is on the seashore, the cuisine of Mumbai depends heavily on fish and coconuts.
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 History of Mumbai,Mumbai History,Mumbai City History,Bombay City History,Mumbai History Guide,Travel Guide Mumbai
The inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 again proved to be a major boon for Bombay Mumbai.
The transition from Bombay to Mumbai was complete and the city was officially renamed Mumbai in 1996.
Today, Mumbai is on its way to becoming the most populous city in the world by 2020 when the projected population is estimated at 28.5 million.
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 Mumbai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai (renamed from Bombay in 1995) is the world's most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world.
Mumbai is an eponym derived from the local Hindu goddess, Mumbadevi, Etymologically, Mumba is the name of the godess and Aai stands for mother in Marathi.
South Mumbai, the building on the right is the [[University of Mumbai]] Mumbai city has a large number of premiere educational institutions.
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 Mumbai Travel,Travel to Mumbai,Mumbai India Travel,Mumbai Tour Travel,Mumbai India Tour Travel,Mumbai Travel ...
From time to time there were only scattered settlements on the island till the Portuguese presented Mumbai as a part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza, bride of Charles II in 1661.
The six stations of Mumbai are the terminating and the starting point of many trains from the metropolitan.National highway numbers 3,4, 6,8, 9 and 17 radiate from the city providing links to any part of the nation.
Mumbai is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
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 The Hindu : History favours Mumbai but...
In the last two instances that Tamil Nadu came close to regaining the coveted crown, Mumbai stopped it — in the semifinals of the 1999-2000 edition and in the final last year.
In their 17 meetings, Mumbai has prevailed 11 times, held the upperhand in four drawn encounters and lost only twice.
History probably favours Mumbai but the two losses to the southern powerhouse have curiously been away from home - at Tirunelveli in the quarterfinals of the 1995-96 season and at Chennai in the pre-quarterfinals of the 2001-02 season.
www.hindu.com /2004/03/24/stories/2004032404942200.htm   (488 words)

 Mumbai Tours,Mumbai Tour,Tourist Destinations,Package Tours of Mumbai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai's principal landmark, the Gateway of India is a huge archway on the water's edge at Apollo Bunder.
Mumbai is the hub of Indian film industry, which has played a pivoted role in the development of cinematography.
Flora Fountain marks a junction of five streets and known as the 'Picadilly Circus 'of Mumbai, which is decorated at its four corners with mythological figures, the Fountain is a structure in dull stone with a figure the Roman Goddess of flowers, at the top.
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 History of Mumbai
Mumbai is an eponym derived from the local Hindu goddess, Mumbadevi, whose worship extends back to the 1400’s.
The city was renamed to Mumbai in 1995.
Subsequently University of Bombay renamed to University of Mumbai.
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 Mumbai Customs :::: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
North of Mumbai from Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat and made the Islands of Mumbai and Mahim tributary to protugese suzerainty.
The British sold the Port and the Islands of Mumbai to the East India Co. in 1668 at the annual quit rent of 10 pounds.
With the reduction in custom duty from 6 percent to 2 1/2 percent in 1795 and the continuous immigration of traders from Surat gave firther clip to Mumbai's trade and the growth of Mumbai's external commerce led to the appointment in 1801 of a Reporter of External Commerce for recording details of the Trade.
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 Mumbai,Mumbai India,Mumbai Travel India Tours in Mumbai City
Mumbai is located on a site of ancient settlement and took its name from the local Goddess "Mumba" - a form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva, one of the principal Gods of Hinduism - whose temple once stood in what is now the southeastern section of the Mumbai city.
Mumbai, the business capital of India, is well connected with all the major cities and international tourist destinations.
Mumbai is easily accessable by all three modes of transportation that is by air, road and train...
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 city information of mumbai, bombay, maharashtra, india
Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) Political capital of Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many cities in one.
While Mumbai's comparatively recent history means that there are no ancient or even medieval monuments here, three excursions out of the city are steeped in history.
At Kanheri, 42 km from Mumbai, are 109 Buddhist caves dating from around the second to the ninth centuries A.D. Cave 3 is worth a visit, with its grand chaitya (prayer hall) and a long colonnade of pillars.
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 Mumbai Samachar In Gujarati - Mumbai 4U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai: Rustom Cama, chairman of 'Mumbai Samachar', the leading Gujarati daily and India's oldest newspaper, passed away on December 15.
Mumbai Samachar (established July 1, 1822) is a daily Gujarati newspaper in India.
Mumbai Samachar Mumbai Samachar (established July 1, 1822) is a daily Gujarati newspaper in India.
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 MUMBAI - Bombay to Mumbai
It was the work of Hindu extremists which led to the demolition of the mosque at Ayodhya in 1993, and the subsequent Hindu/Muslim riots in India, which led to thousands of deaths.
Mumbai claims the largest slum in Asia – Dharavi, the dark heart of a wealthy city and home to about 700,000 people.
Mumbai’s mythic juxtaposition of rich and poor looks set to continue into the twenty-first century.
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 Mumbai(now Mumbai) india's business capital,maharashtra,bombay,sailing into mumbai,elephanta caves,mimbai port,mumbai ...
Mumbai once consisted of a group of marshy and sunken islands given by the Portuguese to the British as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza when she married England’s Charles II in 1661.
Mumbai is a shopper’s delight, where sophisticated shops display rows of gleaming brass and copper items, trinkets and intricately carved silver jewellery, the best of gold and precious stones.
Mumbai also has a legion of colourful boutiques where one can buy anything from crisp cottons to burnished silks at reasonable prices.
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 Khaleej Times Online - Recovery operations begin in Mumbai as toll exceeds 900
MUMBAI - Workers began a massive cleanup and rescuers searched for survivors under mountains of debris in western India after record monsoon rains claimed 920 lives, officials said on Saturday.
R.S Pardeshi of the Police Control Room in Mumbai said the bodies of 37 people were recovered from the city overnight, taking the financial hub’s death toll from the floods to 407 and that of Maharashtra state to around 920.
Mumbai received 944.2 millimeters (37.1 inches) of rainfall in a one-day period ending mid-morning Wednesday, the most rainfall ever recorded in a single day in India.
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 Mumbai City Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mumbai lies on India's West Coast in the state of Maharashtra facing the Arabian Sea.
Mumbai is also the capital of India's Pharmaceutical Trade and Industry The city is a transit point- manufactured medicines come into the city from all over India and are stored in what are called central depots from where they are redistributed all over the country.
In 1348 Mumbai was conquered by the neighboring kingdom of Gujarat and remained under their possession until it was taken by the Portuguese in 1534.
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