Bombay

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geographical name Bom·bay \ bäm-ˈbā \

Definition of Bombay

1 former state of western India; capital Bombay
Note: The state of Bombay was a province of British India 1937–47 and was divided in 1960 into the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
2 or Mumbai play \ˈməm-ˌbī, mu̇m-ˈbī\ city and port in western India; capital of Maharashtra and of the former Bombay state metropolitan area population 11,914,398
Note: The city of Bombay is on Bombay Island (Mumbai Island), which is in the Arabian Sea and has an area of 24 square miles (62 square kilometers).


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