Mumbai on the western coast of India Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It is located on the west coast of India at the mouth of the Ulhas River, and serves as an India’s principal port on the Arabian Sea.
Across the water and to the west is one of the world’s largest planned townships, Navi Mumbai, which was developed to decongest Mumbai.
In 2020, Mumbai had an estimated population of 25 million people, which is up by 3 million since 2015.
The city is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites, including the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai. Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second-most populous city in the country after Delhi and the seventh-most populous city in the world with a population of roughly 20 million. As per Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million living under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumba
Image Credit: European Space Agency
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer