District with Highest Population in India
Greater Bombay is the district with highest population in India. Greater Bombay came into existence in April 1950 with the merger of Bombay suburban & Bombay city for the purpose of Municipal administration. At that time it had an area of 235.1 sq. km and population of 23.39 lakhs (according to 1951 census). It consisted of the Bombay Island proper with the coverage from Colaba point in the south of Mahim on the Western Railway side and Sion on the Central Railway side. Suburban areas from Bandra to Jogeshwari on the Western Railway side and Kurla to Bhandup including Chembur and Chembur Camp on the Central Railway side. In February 1957 the limits of Greater Bombay were extended up to Dahisar on the Western Railway side and Mulund on the Central Railway side covering in all an area of 437.7 sq. km.
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