Kopri

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Kopri
कोपरी
Kopri Colony
Town
Country India India
State Maharashtra
District Thane
Government
 • Body Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)
Languages
 • Official Marathi, Hindi, Sindhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400603
Vehicle registration MH-04
Nearest city Mulund and Kalwa
Civic agency TMC

Kopri, primarily a residential Colony, is situated on the east side of Thane Railway station, Maharashtra, India. The residences of IAS and senior officers as well as the High court and civil court Judges of Thane city and Thane district live in this area [Barah (12) Bunglows]. There is a Koliwada & Kopri Gaon or fisherman colony of original inhabitants who lived there and on the coast line. Marathi is the dominant language in the area. Marathi,Hindi and Sindhi are widely spoken.

After the Partition of India, around 1000 Sindhi refugees were provided housing in 25 buildings, called blocks. Over time, other residential societies and complexes were constructed in the area. Majority of the people in Kopri are Maharashtrians and Sindhis. Kopri was awarded the cleanest area in Thane City. Kopri also has its first railway station (Old Thane Station) and New Thane Station. Most of the people are unaware of the Old Thane Station which was used by the Britishers which is still there but its condition is worse and it is not taken care.

Kopri is favored by majority of its residents due to its proximity to Thane Railway Station and Eastern Express Highway.

List of educational institutes[edit]

Rajendra Pal Mangla Hindi High School
Sri Ma Bal Niketan High School and Junior College with Technical School
K.C. College of Engineering
Bharat English High School and Junior College
Bims Paradise English High School
Jijamata Bal Mandir
M.K. Nakhawa High School
Nanik English High School
Peoples Education's Society's High School & Junior College
Rajendra Pal Mangla Hindi High School
Shishuvikas Mandir.

List of entertaintment centres[edit]

Anand Cinema
Kopri Garden, 12 Bungalow.
Sawarkar Swimming Pool under TMC.
Mith bunder Jetty overlooking IT buildings of Airoli.

As mentioned Sindhis are the second large population, Sindhi Cuisine is very popular. Sindh fast food and chaat is widely eaten.

List of worship places[edit]

Chikhla devi (Gaondevi) mandir
Vitthal Rukhmini mandir - kopri gaon


Hanuman mandir - kopri gaon
Shiv Mandir
Siddhivinayak mandir
Hanuman Mandir - Parshiwadi
Small Shiv Mandir near Kanaya Nagar. Devi Mata Mandir near Shiv Society.
prem ashram Residence of Divine Mother Sri Tara Mataji. Near Kanaya Nagar Smashan Bhoomi
Sai Baba mandir,sai nagri Koliwada
Sai Mandir kopri checknaka
Waghjai Devi Mandir, Anand Nagar


Coordinates: 31°17′N 77°25′E / 31.283°N 77.417°E / 31.283; 77.417