Where is salsette and bassein?

Last Update: October 15, 2022

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Arrival of the Portuguese
The Salsette group of islands were located east of Bombay, separated by the Mahim Bay. Important strategic towns located near Bombay were; Bassein (Baçaim) to the north, Thana to the east, and Chaul to the south.

Where is Salsette?

Salsette Island is an island in Maharashtra state on India's west coast. The metropolis of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the city of Thane and Mira-Bhayandar lie on this island, making it a very populous island and one of the most densely populated islands in the world.

On which island Mumbai is situated?

The city of Mumbai occupies a peninsular site on Bombay Island, a landmass originally composed of seven islets lying off the Konkan coast of western India.

What was Bombay called before Portuguese?

The Portuguese gave the islands various names but they eventually came to be known as Bombaim (or good bay). In 1661, Bombay was made over to the British as part of Catherine of Braganza's dowry when she married Charles II of England.

Why is Portuguese gifted Bombay?

Portugal had gifted Bombay to the British Crown as part of the dowry of Queen Catherine of Braganza in 1661. The Bombay Portuguese Militia was first raised in 1672 and existed until 1827. There was a similar, presumably smaller, Portuguese militia at Tellicherry further down the coast in the Madras Presidency.

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Who gave name Bombay?

After the English gained possession of the city in the 17th century, the Portuguese name was anglicised as Bombay. Ali Muhammad Khan, imperial dewan or revenue minister of the Gujarat province, in the Mirat-i Ahmedi (1762) referred to the city as Manbai.

Which city is in Centre of India?

Nagpur lies precisely at the center of the country with the Zero Mile Marker indicating the geographical center of India. The Nag River, a tributary of the Kanhan River, flows in a serpentine path and is therefore named “Nag”, the Marathi word for snake. And hence, the river and city is named as Nagpur..

Who was first CM of Maharashtra?

Yashwantrao Chavan, who was serving as the third CM of Bombay State since 1956, became the first CM of Maharashtra. He belonged to the Indian National Congress and held the office until the 1962 Assembly elections.

Why is Nagpur hot?

Nagpur situated in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is the Urban Heat Island of Vidarbha. To be precise, Nagpur is the metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.


Is Mumbai is safe?

Mumbai is considered by many to be the safest city in India. With that said, women traveling alone should use common sense and avoid dark areas and walking alone at night. Crimes committed against women, such as rape, have been on a steady climb.

Which is the biggest city in India?

Bombay (Mumbai), India's largest city, has a metropolitan area population of more than 15 million.

Which city is called city of Seven Islands?

In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies of the Koli people.

Why is Salsette island famous?

Administratively known as the Bombay Suburban district, the suburbs of Mumbai (Bombay) and a portion of Thane and Mira-Bhayander lie on it, making it very populous and one of the most densely populated islands in the world.


Which are the seven islands of Mumbai?

What the Company had come into possession were seven islands, named Bombay, Mazagaon, Parel, Worli, Mahim, Little Colaba or the Old Woman's Island, and Colaba.

Where does Mithi River originate?

The Mithi River originates in the hills east of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It carries the overflow discharge from Tulsi-Vihar-Powai Lake system and runoff from its catchments. The river is of short length of 17.922 km, which flows from its origin at Vihar Lake and join the Arabian sea near the Mahim Bay.

Which city is known as Orange City in India?

Reputed to be one of the topmost Smart Cities of India, Nagpur is known by many names – 'The Orange City', 'The Winter Capital of Maharashtra' and the 'Tiger Capital of India'.

Which is called heart of India?

Madhya Pradesh aka 'Heart of India' was born on November 1 along with other Indian states. Madhya Pradesh aka 'Heart of India' was born on November 1 along with other Indian states.


Why did Bombay renamed as Mumbai?

In the mid-1990s, Shiv Sena, the Hindu nationalist party in power in Bombay, decided to change the city's name to Mumbai, a name often used in local languages that derives from Mumba Devi, the patron Hindu goddess of the island's original residents, the Koli fishermen.

What is new name of Bangalore?

The government of Karnataka accepted the proposal, and it was decided to officially implement the name change from 1 November 2006. The Union government approved this request, along with name changes for 11 other Karnataka cities, in October 2014, hence Bangalore was renamed to "Bengaluru" on 1 November 2014.