Mumbai

geographical name
Mum·​bai | \ ˈməm-ˌbī , mu̇m-ˈbī\

Definition of Mumbai

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 Mumbai is on Mumbai Island which is in the Arabian Sea and has an area of 24 square miles (62 square kilometers).

formerly known as Bombay

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