Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mumbai, the beautiful City of the 7 Islands.

'Beautiful Marine Drive.

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Mumbai, the beautiful City of the 7 Islands.
'The temple of local Hindu goddess Mumbadevi, from whom the city of Mumbai derives its name

The Free Encyclopedia
:''The Haji Ali Dargah was built in 1431, when Mumbai was under the rule of the Gujarat Sultanate

The Free Encyclopedia' Mumbai (/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, most populous metropolitan area in India, and the eighth most populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as of 2011 .Along with the urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, it is of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India] and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 6.16% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust & JNPT), and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. The city houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India's premier scientific and nuclear institutes like BARC, NPCL, IREL, TIFR, AERB, AECI, and the Department of Atomic Energy. The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi film and television industry. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India, making the city a melting pot of many communities and culture.

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