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Mumbai, the dream city of India, is well - known as the financial capital of the country. A multifaceted metropolis of the Indian subcontinent, the city serves as an epicenter of Indian economy and film industry. Bollywood, the term has been derived from the city's old name, Bombay. The city has Arabian Sea at its western part that makes it a business and tourist hub, well - linked to the other parts of the planet. The richest city of the subcontinent, Mumbai boasts of having the highest GDP of the country. The skyline of the city that can be seen from the Arabian Sea is literally captivating, a glittering reflection of the many colorful shades of the Indian metro.

Civic Administration in Mumbai
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC is the administrative body of the city of Mumbai. The organization is headed by the city mayor who is practically not the administrator of the city. The real control of administrative strategies and actions is given to the hand of Municipal Commissioner who has the right to execute. In total, 23 municipal wards are there each of which has a representative named Assistant Municipal Commissioner. These 23 Assistant Commissioners, elected by the public voters who constitute the general body of the corporation. The office of BMC, Mantralaya, is located in South Mumbai. With 84 police stations evenly spread across the body of the city, Mumbai Police is headed by a police commissioner, an IPS officer.

Accessibility
hhatrapati Shibaji International being the busiest airports of India and dotted as one of the major touch-points of India, have flights from and to almost all the corners of the country and the world. To cut short the fairly large number of passengers flying in and flying out of Chhatrapati, the government has planned to build another international airport at Navi Mumbai which is to be completed shortly.

The city of Mumbai, the greatest city of India, is crisscrossed by well-planned road and railways. Mumbai local trains can be termed as a slice of the whole India as these trains are crowded by people from all over the country. The BEST bus service is a popular public transport system of Mumbai and its suburbs. Several national highways have also embraced and traversed the city.

Fact file of Mumbai
Area
440 sq. kilometers
Altitude
8 meters average
Geographical Location
Longitude-18.96°N
Latitude- 72.82°E
Population
11,914,398 (2001 census)
Literacy Rate
77%
Average Rainfall
2,200 mm
Temperature
Summer - 35°C to 23°C
Winter - 29°C to 19°C
Climate
Humid (with moderating influence of the sea) The summer months (March-June) can be very dry and hot
Religion
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Jainism and Buddhism
Language
Hindi, Marathi, English
Important Festivals
Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Christmas, Mount Mary's Feast and Id-ul-Fitr, Elephanta Festival, Banganga Festival
Major Tourist Attractions
Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Hanging Gardens, Crawford Market, Nehru Centre and Nehru Planetarium, Fantasy Land, Essel World
Best Time to Visit
October - February
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