Mumbai City district

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Mumbai City district
Location of Mumbai City District
Location of Mumbai City District
Coordinates: 18°58′N 72°49′E / 18.96°N 72.82°E / 18.96; 72.82Coordinates: 18°58′N 72°49′E / 18.96°N 72.82°E / 18.96; 72.82
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Rajeev D. Nivatkar IAS
 • Lok Sabha Constituencies1. Mumbai South Central (shared with Mumbai Suburban district), 2. Mumbai South
 • Total157 km2 (61 sq mi)
 • Total3,085,411
 • Density20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Sex ratio840

Mumbai City District is a district of Maharashtra in Konkan Division. As a city district, it has no headquarters or subdivisions. It, along with the Mumbai Suburban District, makes up the metropolis of Mumbai. The city area is called the "island city" or South Mumbai or Old Mumbai. It extends from Colaba in the south to Mahim and Sion in the north. The city has an area of 157 km2 (61 sq mi) and a population of 3,085,411.[1]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

The city of Mumbai came in light in the year 150 CE through the geographical work of renowned geographer, Ptolemy. The city, consisting of several islands, was then ruled by native Agris and Kolis. These natives ruled the islands up to 1345. Thereafter, Mumbai's rulers changed through history until Islamic rulers conquered what is now Maharashtra and conquered some of the islands in 1534. Subsequently, sultan of Gujarat took over all the islands, which were then conquered by the Portuguese.

Following the continued support of England in the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, stemming from the Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 1373 and on the accession of a Catholic monarch in 1660, in 1661 the island of Mumbai was given to the British as part of a Royal Dowry, on the occasion of the marriage of King Charles II of England with the Portuguese Princess Infanta Catherine of Braganza. The island of Mumbai, was then to remain part of British Raj until 15 August 1947, the day India celebrates annually as Indian Independence day, when it became an autonomous dominion, experiencing the dawn of independence from foreign rule see History of the Republic of India. Initially, Charles II entrusted the administration of Mumbai to the East India Company.

By a Royal Charter under the Regulation XIX of 1827, passed by the British Government, the Collector of Mumbai was made the Chief Controlling Authority of the Revenue Administration of Mumbai. The Collector of Mumbai enjoyed vast authority under the Mumbai Land Revenue Act 1876 which was repealed by the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 1966.


According to the 2011 census Mumbai City district has a population of 3,085,411,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Mongolia[4] or the US state of Iowa.[5] This gives it a ranking of 115th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 19,652 inhabitants per square kilometre (50,900/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was -7.57%.[1] Mumbai City has a sex ratio of 832 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 89.21%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 7.13% and 0.81% of the population respectively.[1]

Religions in Mumbai City district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

Hindus are in majority in the district, while Muslims are a quarter of the population. Jains are 5% of the population, while Buddhists are close behind with 4%. Christians are nearly 3% while other religions (mainly Parsi) are around 30,000.

Marathi is the official and most spoken language of the district. Other languages with significant number of speakers in the district include Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil, etc. At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 35.96% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 22.98% Hindi, 13.53% Urdu, 11.34% Gujarati, 2.93% Tamil, 2.57% Marwari, 2.37% Telugu, 1.38% Konkani and 1.31% Bengali as their first language.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Mumbai City District Population Census 2011". Census 2011 India. Census Organization of India. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ a b "District Census 2011 - Mumbai" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General, India. 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Mongolia 3,133,318 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. N Iowa 3,046,355
  6. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Maharashtra".
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

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