Mumbai Suburban district
|Coordinates (Bandra): 19°03′N 72°50′E / 19.05°N 72.83°ECoordinates: 19°03′N 72°50′E / 19.05°N 72.83°E|
|Tehsils||1. Kurla, 2. Andheri, 3. Borivali|
|• Body||Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation|
|• Guardian Minister||Mangal Lodha |
(Cabinet Minister Mha)
|• District Collector||
|• Municipal Commissioner & Administrator||
|• Total||446 km2 (172 sq mi)|
|• Density||21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH-3, NH-8,|
Mumbai Suburban district (Marathi: Mumbai Upanagar Jilhā) is the second most populous district of Maharashtra in the Konkan Division. With its administrative headquarters in Bandra, the district consists of three subdivisions or tehsils (townships): Kurla, Andheri, and Borivali. The district along with Mumbai City district and other suburban localities make up Greater Mumbai. The district occupies an area of 446 km2.
This is the second smallest district of Maharashtra, and the jurisdiction of Mumbai Suburban district extends from Bandra to Dahisar, from Kurla to Mulund, and from Kurla up to Trombay creek. The district is one of the largest in the country by population. The current population is 9,356,962, according to the 2011 census of India, making it the fifth most populous district in India (out of 672). The Mithi River is the main river in the district.
|Guardian Minister Mumbai Suburban|
|पालकमंत्री मुंबई उपनगर|
since 24 September 2022
|Appointer||Chief Minister of Maharashtra|
|Term length||5 years / No time limit|
|Name||Term of office|
|Vinod Tawde||31 October 2014 - 8 November 2019|
|Aaditya Thackeray||9 January 2020 - 29 June 2022|
|Mangal Lodha||24 September 2022 - Incumbent|
|District Magistrate / Collector Mumbai City|
|जिल्हाधिकारी तथा जिल्हदंडाधिकरी मुंबई उपनगर|
Ms. Nidhi Chaudhary (IAS)
since 23 August 2021
|Residence||At Mumbai Suburban district|
|Appointer||Government of Maharashtra|
|Term length||No time limit|
|Name||Term of office|
|Ms. Nidhi Chaudhary (IAS)||23 August 2021 - Incumbent|
Mumbai Suburban district was created on 1 October 1990 when Mumbai district was bifurcated into Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban districts.
Main article: Salsette Island
Many important places have adorned the beauty of this district, including Mount Mary Church, Jogeshwari Caves, Mahakali Caves, Essel World, Water Kingdom, Marve Beach, Aksa Beach, Madh Island, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Aarey Colony, Kanheri Caves, Film City, Tulsi Lake, Vihar Lake and Powai Lake.
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According to the 2011 census, Mumbai Suburban district has a population of 9,356,962, roughly equal to the nation of Benin or the US state of North Carolina. This gives it a ranking of 5th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 25,291.28 inhabitants per square kilometre (65,504.1/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.01%. Mumbai Suburban has a sex ratio of 857 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 90.9%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 6.23% and 1.12% of the population respectively.
Marathi is the most spoken language. Hindi is the second most-spoken language and the fastest growing, and has become the common language in the district. Urdu is spoken by the Muslim community in the district. Gujarati and Marwari are spoken by the large business communities in the district. Tamil, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu and Bengali are minority language spoken by recent arrivals.
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