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Veven main islands that make Mumbai


1. Colaba:some hitch-hicking with the original name Kolbhat and the britishers made this place as it is known today, Colaba.
2. Old Woman’s Island: (alternatively, Old Man’s Island) a small rock between Colaba and Bombay.

3. Bombay: the main harbour and the nucleus of the British fort from which the modern city grew; it stretched from Dongri on the east to Malabar Hill on the west.

4. Mazagaon: a Koli (Fishermen) settlement to the east of Bombay island was seperated from it by Umarkhadi and Pydhonie.

5. Worli: north of Bombay was seperated from it by the Great Breach, which extended westwards almost to Dongri.

6. Parel: North of Mazagaon and called by many other names, including Matunga, Dharavi and Sion. The original population was predominantly Koli.

7. Mahim: to the west of Parel and north of Worli, took its name from the Mahim river and was the capital of a 13th century kingdom founded by Raja Bhimdev.

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August 16, 2007 - Posted by | Mumbai, Mumbai helpline

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