Mumbai formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India. With an estimated population of thirteen million, it is the second most populous city in the world. Along with the neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms, at nineteen million, the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai's port handles over half of India's maritime cargo.

Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment center of India, generating 5% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. Mumbai is one of the world's top ten centres of commerce by global financial flow, home to such important financial institutions as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and numerous multinational corporations. The city also houses India's Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its high standard of living, attract migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures

Some important links of Mumbai

The Gateway of India was built to
commemorate the arrival in India,
on 2nd December 1911, of King
George V and Queen Mary and was
completed on 4th December, 1924.
Brabourne Stadium, one of the
oldest cricket stadiums in the city.
Chowpatty is one of the most
famous beaches of Mumbai and
a prime spot for Mumbai's
roadside cuisine.
The Bombay High Court exercises
jurisdiction over Maharashtra, Goa,
Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Flora Fountain was renamed Hutatma
Chowk ("Martyr's Square") as a memorial
to the Samyukta Maharashtra movement.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Airport is South Asia's busiest airport.
The Asiatic Society of Bombay is
a library that holds Indian literature.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,
headquarters of the Central Railway,
is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Since the 1970s, Mumbai has
witnessed a construction boom
and a significant influx of migrants,
making it India's largest city.