Mumbai Suburban district
|Coordinates (Bandra): Coordinates:|
|Tehsils||1. Kurla, 2. Andheri, 3. Borivali|
|• District Magistrate||Ms. Nidhi Chaudhary IAS|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||1. Mumbai North, 2. Mumbai North West 3. Mumbai North East 4. Mumbai North Central, 5. Mumbai South Central (shared with Mumbai City district)|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||26|
|• 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; previously Bombay Suburban district) 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& Borivali. The district along with Mumbai City district and other suburban localities make up Greater Mumbai (previously Greater Bombay in Anglo-Indian English). 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& 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.
Mumbai Suburban district was created on 1 October 1990 when Greater Mumbai bifurcated into Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban district.
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.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 35.22% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 25.36% Hindi, 11.52% Hindi, 11.13% Gujarati, 2.18% Tamil, 1.98% Bhojpuri, 1.63% Konkani, 1.61% Marwari, 1.39% Telugu, 1.15% Malayalam and Tulu and 1.08% Bengali as their first language.
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