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  Mumbai City Facts

Area
  438.77 sq kms
Population
  20 million (for Mumbai Metropolitan area, Thane and Navi Mumbai)
Altitude
  At Sea Level
Geographical Location
  Latitude - 18º 53' North, Longitude - 72º 50' East
Climate

Mumbai's temperatures are stable. The city has a warm and humid climate throughout the year.
Warmest Months
  March - mid - June
Average Temperature - Day - 35º C, Night - 25º C
Coolest Months
  November - January
Average temperature - Day - 30º C; Night - 20º C
Rainfall
  216 cms (June to September)Top
Lakes in Mumbai
  Tulsi, Vihar, Powai, Tansa, Vaitarna and Bhatsai.
Flowering Trees of Mumbai
  Gulmohar, Rain Tree, Palash.
Language

Regional Language: Marathi.
English, Hindi, Gujarati are the other languages spoken in the city.
Majority of the people speak Hindi, about half speak Marathi and a quarter Gujarati.
Public Transport

Local trains, buses, taxis and autorickshaws are the major means of public transport in Mumbai. Local trains operate on three lines i.e., Western, Central and Harbour. For the convenience of the commuters, monthly and quarterly passes are also made available.
  Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST)
  Buses cover almost all of Mumbai and are linked to all the suburban railway stations. Air-conditioned/luxury services are also available on select routes.
  Taxis ply all over the city and its suburbs, the minimum fare being Rs 20/-. Air-conditioned taxis popularly called 'Cool Cabs' are also available in the city. However, it costs 25% more than normal taxi fare.Top
  Autorickshaws are allowed to operate only in suburbs and the minimum fare is Rs 12.00/-. There is a 50% surcharge on the autorickshaw and taxi fare between 12 am and 5 am. (For details refer to the fare table in the Transportation section).

Car Rental One can hire a car on a day-to-day basis. The average rental, depending on the model, varies between Rs 1650/- and Rs 2550/- for eight hours, up to eighty kilometres. Every extra hour costs between Rs 100/- to Rs 120/- and the cost of an additional kilometre ranges between Rs 20/- to Rs 35/-.
Communication Facilities

The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has a telephone network with around 2 million lines installed all over the city. MTNL now has a competitor in Hughes Telecom, another telephone service provider. There are several public phone booths with local, national (STD) and international (ISD) facilities. Most local phones are coin operated. MTNL also offers prepaid cards. The city is now also dotted with Internet parlours, making communication easier.
Mobile Phone Services

The city has GSM & CDMA based mobile phone network, covering the suburban area. There are major brands for GSM i.e., AirTel , Reliance, IDEA, TATA DOCOMO and Vodafone. Mobile phones are also available for hire, with prepaid and postpaid Sim Cards.
Call :- AirTel on 404 092 , IDEA 405 799 , Reliance 405 015 , TATA DOCOMO 405 039 and Vodafone on 404 020 .Top
Pollution Statistics
  The air pollution index comprises of three air pollutants - SO2, NO2 and SPM, which range from 16 to 58 (Microgrammes per M3) for industrial areas and 30 to 102 (Mg/M3) for residential areas. Some of the most polluted areas in the city are Maravali and Khar. As per the latest survey, the overall range of noise levels in the city is 52-90 dB (decibels). The Eastern suburb records 66-94 dB and the Western suburb records 64-90 dB, exceeding permissible standards.
Source: Environment Status Report of Brihanmumbai 1998-99.
Dressing and Eating

Mumbaiites prefer informal and comfortable clothing than formal for their everyday clothing. Cotton and jeans are preferred to synthetic clothes. However, Mumbai being a cosmopolitan city, one can also find people wearing all kinds of western and traditional outfits here. The city offers a wide choice for foodies too. Mumbai cuisine usually has the flavour of all kinds of dishes from across India and abroad. The city has a number of eateries, right from the pure vegetarian one to Thai, Chinese and Continental restaurants. Indian Summer, Golden Dragon, Fiorella and Thai Pavilion, are some of the more famous names.Top
Markets and Shopping Areas

Mumbai is a shopper's paradise. It has every kind of product, in every price range, to satisfy every wallet. You can shop in the streets or venture into the air-conditioned shopping arcades of the top hotels like the Taj and The Oberoi. Crawford Market, Colaba Causeway, Fashion Street, World Trade Centre, Breach Candy, Linking Road and Dadar TT are some of the places where you can satiate your shopping appetite. Zaveri Bazaar has all the beautiful jewellery you will ever want to buy and Chor Bazaar (the thieves market) offers you everything from the original to the replica, whichever you can afford.

If you are shopping in Mumbai, shopping malls are worth a visit. Even if you don't intend to buy anything, just visiting them is an experience in itself. Akbarllys, Shoppers' Stop, Cross Roads, Westside, Asiatic Departmental Store, Bell Plaza, Benzer and Cliff Collection are some of the popular names.

(For more information on Mumbai Fashion and Shopping, Click here.) Top

Foreign Consulates in Mumbai

Austria
26, Maker Chambers VI
Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021
Tel No: +91 22- 2287 4758, 2287 4759, 2287 1734, 2287 0498
Fax: +91 22 2287 0502, 2833 4504
Email : tamara_valladares@jasubhai.com
URL: www.bmaa.gv.at

Canada
Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai, 4th Floor, 41/42 Maker Chamber VI,
Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, Maharashtra,
India.
Tel No: +91-22 2287-6027-30, 2287-5779, 2282-8751/52
Fax: +91-22 2287-5514
Email : mmbai@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
URL: www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca

Italy
Italian Consulate, Kanchanjunga, 1st Floor, 72 G.Deshmukh Marg,
Mumbai - 400 026
Tel No: +91-22-23804071, 23804073
Fax: +91-22-23874074, 23811940
Email : consmumb@bom5.vsnl.net.in
URL: www.italianconsulatemumbai.com

Japan
Consulate-General of Japan, 28th Floor, Oberoi Towers, Nariman Point,
Mumbai-400021.
Tel No: +91-22-5632-5000
Fax: +91-22-5632-5050
URL: www.japan-emb.org.in

USA
Consulate General, Lincoln House, 78, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai - 400026
Tel No: +91 - 22-2363-3611
Email: webmastermumbai@state.gov
URL: mumbai.usconsulate.gov

Political Party in Power

The Democratic Front, comprising of eight political parties i.e., Congress, NCP, JD (S), RPI, BBM, SP and independents, is the ruling party. Prithviraj Chavan (Congress-I) is the Chief Minister of the state.
Address: Chief Minister's Office, VI Floor, Mantralaya, Mumbai - 400 0 32, Phone: +91 -22 2202 5151,5222 Fax: 2202 9214
DGP (Maharashtra State Director General of Police)
A N Roy

Address: Adjacent Regal Cinema, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 039, Phone: 2202 6672 / 2202 6636, Fax: 2284 0598
Police Commissioner

Arup Patnaik
Address: Police Commissioner's Office, L.T. Marg, Opposite Crawford Market, Mumbai - 400 001, Phone: 2262 0826, Fax: 2262 1835Top
Mayor of Mumbai

Mrs Shraddha Jadhav
Address: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Building, I Floor, Mayor Section, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai - 400 001 Phone: 262 0470 / 2262 1020, Fax: 2269 6769
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner

Sitaram Kunte
Address: M.C.G.M Building, Mamletdar Wadi Road, Liberty Garden, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharastra - 400 064, Phone: 022 2882 4269, 022-2757 2209 Fax: 022-2757 4929
MUMBAI POLICE
mahapolice.gov.in

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
www.mcgm.gov.in
Number of Legislative Seats

Legislative Assembly: 289
Legislative Council: 78

Power supply ( Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd.)
www.mahadiscom.in
Maharashtra Water Supply And Sewage Board

Address: : 4th floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021,
Phone: +91 22 22835247, 22026249