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Encyclopedia > Mumbai Harbour
A view of the harbour. The centre of the image is north-west.
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A view of the harbour. The centre of the image is north-west.
The harbour east of the city
The harbour east of the city

Mumbai Harbour is the southern portion of the Ulhas River estuary, the northern (and narrower) part of which is called Thane Creek. The historical island of Elephanta is one of the six islands that lie in the harbour. Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) lie to the east on the mainland, and the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) lies to the west on Salsette Island. The harbour opens to the Arabian Sea to the south. The Gateway of India with its jetty for Elephanta is the most important tourist destination, followed by the INS Vikrant maritime Museum. Mangrove swamps line much of the northwestern and eastern shores of the harbour, and provide a rich habitat for wildlife, including thousands of migrating birds such as flamingoes. City districts of Bombay File links The following pages link to this file: Mumbai Categories: Images with unknown source ... City districts of Bombay File links The following pages link to this file: Mumbai Categories: Images with unknown source ... The Ulhas River is a river of western India. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... Thane Creek is the estuary of the Ulhas river, opening into Bombay Harbour. ... Picture of a cave Elephanta Caves are located one and one-half hours (by boat) out of Mumbai on Elephanta Island in the Bombay Harbour. ... The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust runs the docks near Bombay in New Bombay, India. ... Navi Mumbai (erstwhile: New Bombay) is a satellite twin of the city of Mumbai, India. ... Mumbai (Marathi: मुम़बई IPA: ), formerly known as Bombay (IPA: ), is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is the most populous Indian city. ... The island as seen from the sky Salsette is an island in Maharashtra state on Indias west coast. ... Map of the Arabian Sea. ... The Gateway of India The Gateway of India is a monument located in Mumbai, India. ... HMS Hercules (R49) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal Mangrove are woody trees or shrubs that grow in coastal habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999), for which the term mangrove swamp also would apply. ... Species Phoenicopterus roseus Phoenicopterus minor Phoenicopterus jamesi Phoenicopterus andinus Phoenicopterus chilensis Phoenicopterus ruber Flamingos (genus Phoenicopterus monotypic in family Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height, found in both the western and eastern hemispheres. ...



Islands of Mumbai harbour

Butcher IslandCross IslandElephanta IslandOyster RockMiddle GroundSalsette Island
Butcher Island is an island off the coast of Mumbai (Bombay), India. ... Cross Island is an uninhabited islet located off the Mumbai harbour, India. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Closeup of the isle The island in the harbour Oyster Rock is an island in the Mumbai harbour, Mumbai, India. ... The middle ground (also called argumentum ad temperantiam) between extreme points of view is often described as the logical place to find truth. ... The island as seen from the sky Salsette is an island in Maharashtra state on Indias west coast. ...


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Mumbai - MSN Encarta (1030 words)
Mumbai harbour, a broad, sheltered bay located between the city and the mainland, is one of the world’s greatest natural harbours.
Mumbai is also the centre of India’s large film industry, and colloquially termed “Bollywood” (after Bombay, the previous name, and Hollywood), which greatly exceeds the output of the Hollywood film industry in the number of films produced annually.
Mumbai is the financial centre of the country, and located in the city are the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of India (the national bank), a mint, and two stock exchanges.
Mumbai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4798 words)
Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India, and houses important financial institutions, such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies.
Mumbai is located on Salsette Island, which lies at the mouth of Ulhas River off the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Konkan.
Mumbai is the seat of the Bombay High Court, which exercises jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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