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
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
Metro Mumbai
Zone 1
Ward A
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body MCGM
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 400 001
Lok Sabha constituency Mumbai South
Civic agency MCGM

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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