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'''Sion'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> is the last locality within the City limits of </span>[[Mumbai]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">. The Marathi name for Sion is </span>''Sheev''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> (शीव), which means boundary or limit. In the 17th century the village formed the boundary between Mumbai and </span>[[Salsette Island]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">.</span>
 
   
'''Sion '''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">shares its name with a </span>[[Sion Railway Station|railway station]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> on the </span>[[Mumbai Suburban Railway|Mumbai suburban railway]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> on the </span>[[Central Railway]]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;"> line.</span>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Sion''' is the last locality within the City limits of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Mumbai]. The Marathi name for Sion is ''Sheev'' (शीव), which means boundary or limit. In the 17th century the village formed the boundary between Mumbai and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsette_Island Salsette Island].[[File:Sion.jpg|thumb|309px]]</p>
 
==History==
 
==History==
<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the islands of Bombay by force. They called it Sião. The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits built a chapel on the hill (near the present-day railway station) and named it after Mount Zion (Sion) in Jerusalem.</p>
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==Transportation==
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==='''Rail'''===
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">In 1543, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_people Portuguese] took possession of the islands of Bombay by force. They called it Sião.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-origins_1-0" style="line-height:1em;">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sion,_Mumbai#cite_note-origins-1 [1]]</sup> The Portuguese gave the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesuit Jesuit] priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits built a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nossa_Senhora_de_Bom_Concelho_(Bombay) chapel] on the hill (near the present-day railway station) and named it after Mount Zion (Sion) in Jerusalem.</p>
==='''Bus'''===
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==<span class="editsection" style="-webkit-user-select:none;float:right;margin-left:5px;">[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sion,_Mumbai&action=edit&section=2 edit]]</span>Current status==
==='''Road'''===
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Sion shares its name with a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sion_Railway_Station railway station] on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai_suburban_railway Mumbai suburban railway] on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Railway_(India) Central Railway] line.</p>
==='''Ferry'''===
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==<span class="editsection" style="-webkit-user-select:none;float:right;margin-left:5px;">[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sion,_Mumbai&action=edit&section=3 edit]]</span>Education==
==='''Air'''===
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Sion is also a home to many educational institutes, namely;</p>
==Social Infrastructure==
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==='''Education'''===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Somaiya_Institute_Of_Engineering_%26_Information_Technology K. J. Somaiya Institute Of Engineering & Information Technology]
==='''Sports'''===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIES_College_of_Commerce_and_Economics SIES College of Commerce and Economics]
==='''Religious Places'''===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIES_College_of_Arts,_Science,_and_Commerce SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Padmabhushan_Vasantdada_Patil_College_of_Engineering&action=edit&redlink=1 Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil College of Engineering]
 
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