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Mumbai metropolitan area
State Maharashtra
Districts Mumbai City
Mumbai Suburban
Ratnakar Gaikwad
Area 4,355 km²
Population (2001 census) 17,702,761
Density (2001 census) 4,065/km²
  • Postal
  • Telephone
  • Vehicle
400 0xx to 400 9xx
+022, 025x,
MH-01, MH-02, MH-03, MH-04,MH-05,MH-06,MH-43
Time zone IST (UTC +5:30)

The Mumbai Metropolitan Area/Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is a metropolitan area consisting of the metropolis of Mumbai and its satellite towns. Developing over a period of about 20 years, it consists of seven municipal corporations and fifteen smaller municipal councils. The entire area is overseen by the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA), a Maharashtra state government organisation in charge of town planning, development, transport and housing. The MMRDA is has faced difficulties in developing proper integrated planning of the entire region. Although it is under MMR authorities the area outside of Brihan Mumbai lacks organised development. Also Navi Mumbai which is under MMR is the only place which is developing as a planned city and boast of largest planned city of the World, which was promoted by a Government formed company known as CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation). The region is also famous for haphazard and illegal development as a result of rapid urbanisation. Many fear it is on the verge of becoming a Mega-slum . Villages along the National Highway NH3 (Old & New) in Bhiwandi Taluka are examples of haphazard developments in MMR, and these areas are famous for being the largest warehousing areas in India. Developers as well as Government agencies especially Town Planner and Collector of Thane have been reticent to address unorganised development.

The region has an area of 4,355 km² and a population of 17,702,761. [1]. It is linked to Mumbai through the Mumbai suburban railway.

Municipal Corporations Population (2001 census) Area (km²) Density (per km²)
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai 11,978,450 437.71 27,366
Thane Municipal Corporation 1,262,551 128.23 9,846
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation 704,002 163 4,319
Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation 1,193,512 137.15 8,702
Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation 473,731 27.54 17,201
Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation 520,388 88.75 5,863
Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation 598,741 28.31 21,149
Totals 16,731,375 1010.69 16,554
Municipal Councils
  1. Alibag
  2. Ambernath
  3. Karjat
  4. Khopoli
  5. Kulgaon Badlapur
  6. Matheran
  7. Nala Sopara
  8. Navghar-Manikpur
  9. Panvel
  10. Pen
  11. Uran
  12. Vasai
  13. Virar

The area takes up four districts of Maharashtra state.

  1. Mumbai City (complete)
  2. Mumbai suburban (complete)
  3. Thane (part)
  4. Raigad (part)

See also

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