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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>
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<p style="line-height:19.200000762939453px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">[[File:Sion.jpg|thumb|309px]]</p>
<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==
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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. 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>
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==Current status==
<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>
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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 [[Sion Railway Station|railway station]] on the [[Mumbai Suburban Railway|Mumbai suburban railway]] on the [[Central Railway]] line.</p>
==<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==
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==Education==
<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>
 
==<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==
 
 
<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>
 
<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>
 
   
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Somaiya_Institute_Of_Engineering_%26_Information_Technology K. J. Somaiya Institute Of Engineering & Information Technology]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Somaiya_Institute_Of_Engineering_%26_Information_Technology K. J. Somaiya Institute Of Engineering & Information Technology]

Revision as of 08:43, May 27, 2014

Sion is the last locality within the City limits of 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 Salsette Island.

Sion

History

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.

Current status

Sion shares its name with a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Central Railway line.

Education

Sion is also a home to many educational institutes, namely;

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