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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The '''seven islands of Bombay''' were an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archipelago archipelago] of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to form the area of the modern city of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai] (formerly Bombay) in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]. The seven islands were gradually physically united through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_reclamation land reclamation] projects. The Seven Islands were the site of a Portuguese trading post that was made over to England under this title as part of the dowry of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Braganza Catherine of Braganza], married to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England Charles II]in 1661.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The '''seven islands of Bombay''' were an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archipelago archipelago] of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to form the area of the modern city of [[Mumbai]]  (formerly Bombay) in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India India]. The seven islands were gradually physically united through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_reclamation land reclamation] projects. The Seven Islands were the site of a Portuguese trading post that was made over to England under this title as part of the dowry of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Braganza Catherine of Braganza], married to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England Charles II]in 1661.</p>
   
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The original archipelago was composed of the following islands:</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The original archipelago was composed of the following islands:</p>
   
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">1. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Bombay Isle of Bombay] 2. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colaba Colaba] 3. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Woman%27s_Island Old Woman's Island] (Little Colaba) 4. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahim Mahim] 5. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazagaon Mazagaon] 6. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parel Parel] 7. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worli Worli]</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">1. [[Isle of Bombay]] 2. [[Colaba]] 3. [[Old Woman's Island]] (Little Colaba) 4. [[Mahim]] 5. [[Mazagaon]] 6. [[Parel]] 7. [[Worli]]</p>
   
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The nearby islands of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombay Trombay] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsette Salsette] were merged to form [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Bombay Greater Bombay].</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The nearby islands of [[Trombay]] and [[Salsette Island|Salsette]] were merged to form [[Greater Mumbai|Greater Bombay]].</p>
   
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The remaining islands are:</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">'''The remaining islands are:'''</p>
*Gharapuri Island/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephanta_Island Elephanta Island]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher_Island Butcher Island]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ground_Coastal_Battery Middle Ground Coastal Battery]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_Rock Oyster Rock]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=East_Ground&action=edit&redlink=1 East Ground]
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The length of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithi_river Mithi river] got extended up to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahim_bay Mahim bay] in west Mumbai. Earlier Mithi river was emptying in to the sea towards mainland (east of Mumbai). The merging of islands have taken place without concern for storm water drainage which is the cause of frequent flooding in Mumbai city.</p>
 
   
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">In the 1970s, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_India Supreme Court] instituted a series of injunctions protecting the shoreline and access to it for fishermen. These injunctions, along with the creation of Coastal Regulatory Zones in the 1990s and growing environmental concerns, have significantly decreased the number and scale of land reclamation projects pursued in Mumbai.</p>
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*Gharapuri Island/[[Elephanta Island]]
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*[[Butcher Island]]
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*[[Middle Ground Coasta _Battery|Middle Ground Coastal Battery]]
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*[[Oyster Rock]]
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*[[East Ground]]
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The length of [[Mithi River|Mithi river]] got extended up to [[Mahim Bay|Mahim bay]] in west Mumbai. Earlier Mithi River was emptying in to the sea towards mainland (east of Mumbai). The merging of islands have taken place without concern for storm water drainage which is the cause of frequent flooding in Mumbai city.</p>
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Latest revision as of 06:16, May 26, 2014

The seven islands of Bombay were an archipelago of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to form the area of the modern city of Mumbai  (formerly Bombay) in India. The seven islands were gradually physically united through land reclamation projects. The Seven Islands were the site of a Portuguese trading post that was made over to England under this title as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza, married to Charles IIin 1661.

The original archipelago was composed of the following islands:

1. Isle of Bombay 2. Colaba 3. Old Woman's Island (Little Colaba) 4. Mahim 5. Mazagaon 6. Parel 7. Worli

The nearby islands of Trombay and Salsette were merged to form Greater Bombay.

The remaining islands are:

The length of Mithi river got extended up to Mahim bay in west Mumbai. Earlier Mithi River was emptying in to the sea towards mainland (east of Mumbai). The merging of islands have taken place without concern for storm water drainage which is the cause of frequent flooding in Mumbai city.

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