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Trombay
Trombay is located in Mumbai
Trombay
Trombay
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 19°00′N 72°54′E / 19.0°N 72.9°E / 19.0; 72.9
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai Suburban
CityMumbai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • BodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Trombay is an eastern suburb of Mumbai (Bombay), India.

History

Atomic Reactor Trombay on 1965 stamp of India.

Trombay was called Neat's Tongue because of its shape. Once, it was an island nearly 5 km east of Mumbai and was about 8 km in length and 8 km in width. The island contains several ruins of Portuguese churches from the 1620s and 1630s.[1]

1893 map showing Trombay

In 1928, the Great Indian Peninsular Railway opened the Trombay-Andheri line called the Salsette Trombay Railway or Central Salsette Tramway.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gazetteers of the Bombay Presidency - Thana - http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/pdf/gazeetter_reprint/Thane-III/places_Trombay.html - Retrieved on 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ Times of India - Chembur-Ghatkopar Plus - "Untitled Document". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2010. - Retrieved on 3 December 2010