Saturday, 6 January 2007
Facts about Mumbai
Location: Maharastra State, India
Country dialing code: 91
City dialing code: 022
Time zone: GMT +5 ½ hours
India has single time zone
Indian Standard time is
5 ½ hours ahead of London (GMT)
10 ½ hours ahead of New York
4 ½ hours behind Australia
2 ½ hours behind Hong Kong and Singapore
Currency: Indian Rupee
Coins: 25, 50, Rupee1 and Rupee 5
Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
Languages: Hindi, Marathi, English.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz
Round two or three-pin plugs are standard.
October to February is cool temperatures
March to May is warm
June to September is a monsoon season.
Government of India Tourist Office:
123 Maharishi Karve Road,
Mumbai is spread over 430 square kilometers
Mumbai is the melting pot with over 15 million people from different religions, ethnicities, castes and classes.
It is the country’s financial centre. It houses the largest stock exchange in India and is the heart of its banking industry.
The ‘Kolis’ are a tribe of fisher folk thought to be the earliest inhabitants of Mumbai (from 12th century onwards)
The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),
.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” .....as it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.
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