Trombay

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Trombay
suburb
Trombay is located in Mumbai
Trombay
Trombay
Location in Mumbai, India
Coordinates: 19°00′N 72°54′E / 19.0°N 72.9°E / 19.0; 72.9Coordinates: 19°00′N 72°54′E / 19.0°N 72.9°E / 19.0; 72.9
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Trombay is an eastern suburb in Mumbai, India.

History[edit]

Trombay was called Neat's Tongue because of its shape. Once, it was an island nearly 5 km East of Mumbai and was about 8 km in length and 8 km in width. The island contains several ruins of Portuguese churches from the 1620s and 1630s.[1]

1893 map showing Trombay

In 1928, the Great Indian Peninsular Railway opened the Trombay-Andheri line called the Salsette Trombay Railway or Central Salsette Tramway.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteers of the Bombay Presidency - Thana - http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/pdf/gazeetter_reprint/Thane-III/places_Trombay.html - Retrieved on 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ Times of India - Chembur-Ghatkopar Plus - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2010.  - Retrieved on 3 December 2010