Fort (Mumbai precinct)

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Fort
Neighborhood
Remains of the old Fort George walls
Remains of the Fort George walls
Fort is located in Mumbai
Fort
Fort
Coordinates: 18°56′06″N 72°50′09″E / 18.935°N 72.8359°E / 18.935; 72.8359Coordinates: 18°56′06″N 72°50′09″E / 18.935°N 72.8359°E / 18.935; 72.8359
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictMumbai City
MetroMumbai
Zone1
WardA
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • BodyMCGM
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
400 001
Lok Sabha constituencyMumbai South
Civic agencyMCGM

Fort is a Business District in Mumbai, India. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle. The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Victoria Terminus in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south. This area is the heart of the financial area of the city. Many British era structures are located here.

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Map of Bombay Fort, 1771

The Fort area was declared protected under regulations of the Maharashtra Government Urban Development Department. An advisory committee now oversees the development, repairs and renovations of structures in the precinct.

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