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Mumbai, India, satellite image. North is at top, water is blue, shallow coastal areas are light blue, urban areas are grey and vegetation is green. Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is located on Salsette Island (Shasti Island) off the coast of Maharashtra. The Arabian sea lies to the west, the Vasai Creek is north and the Thane Creek is east. Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra with a population recorded in 2005 of around 13 million. Photographed on 25th October 2001.
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