Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian region of Maharashtra. It is the most crowded city in India with an imagin city legitimate populace of 12.4 million starting at 2011. Alongside the neighboring areas of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is the second most crowded metropolitan region in India, with a populace of 21.3 million as of 2016.Mumbai lies on the Konkan drift on the west bank of India and has a profound common harbor. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city.It is additionally the wealthiest city in India,and has the most elevated number of tycoons and extremely rich people among all urban communities in India.Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's particular troupe of Victorian and Art Deco structures.
The seven islands that establish Mumbai were initially home to networks of Koli individuals, who began in Gujarat in ancient times.For hundreds of years, the islands were under the control of progressive indigenous domains previously being surrendered to the Portuguese Empire and therefore toward the East India Company when in 1661 Charles II of England wedded Catherine of Braganza and as a component of her settlement Charles got the ports of Tangier and Seven Islands of Bombay.During the mid-eighteenth century, Bombay was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard project,which attempted recovery of the zone between the seven islands from the sea.Along with development of significant streets and railroads, the recovery venture, finished in 1845, changed Bombay into a noteworthy seaport on the Arabian Sea. Bombay in the nineteenth century was portrayed by financial and instructive advancement. Amid the mid 20th century it turned into a solid base for the Indian freedom development. Upon India's freedom in 1947 the city was joined into Bombay State. In 1960, after the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, another region of Maharashtra was made with Bombay as the capital.