Mumbai, India

Tioga Lake

Bombay, or Mumbai as it's now officially known, is considered by many to be India's most westernized city. Founded on the coast of the Arabian Sea by the Portuguese, it has taken just 500 years for this aboriginal fishing settlement to become a sprawling city of thirteen million people. Bombay generates 35 percent of India's GNP, its port handles half the country's foreign trade, and its movie industry is the biggest in the world.

The population of Mumbai is 13 million. The population of India is 1,014,003,817.

Location:Mumbai is located in India. 19 00 N, 72 50 E. India is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.

Climate:The climate of India tends to be tropical monsoon. The averages for Mumbai are: Min.: 61 F (Jan) Max.: 79 F (Jun).

Local Time:The local time of Mumbai is Greenwhich Mountain Time +5:30 which is 13 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Los Angeles.

Capital of India:The capital of India is New Delhi.

National Day of India:
Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic, 26 January (1950)

Flag of India:
The flag of India has three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Niger, which has a small orange disk centered in the white band.

The currency of India is 1 Indian rupee (Re).