Archdiocese of Bombay
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With a land area of 10,103.4 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the civil districts of Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Thane and Raigad.

Bombay, or Mumbai, is the biggest city in the archdiocese, and in India too. Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad are other important towns in the territory.

Population

19,249,203 total. Bombay has a mix of many communities with native Marathis forming a substantial segment

Language

Marathi, English, Konkanni, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati

Political

Cities are managed by corporations. Villages and small towns are administered by panchayat and municipalities, respectively. These local bodies are elected.

Transportation

Mumbai has an airport. The city also has a major port and is a major naval facility. It is considered one of the largest cities in the world in terms of population and size.

Economy

Annual per capita income is 24,112 rupees (US$513as of November 2009 ). Mumbai is considered the financial center of the Indian economy. The diocesan area is known for its fishing, ship building, nuclear power plants and naval bases.

Telecommunication

Government and private operators provide extensive telecommunication facilities in the diocesan area, which is also well covered by local cable TV networks.

Education

82.75 percent literacy rate

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