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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;"> 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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'''Sion '''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;line-height:19.200000762939453px;">shares its name with </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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==History==
 
==History==
<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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<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>
==Current status==
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==Transportation==
<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>
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==='''Rail'''===
==Education==
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==='''Bus'''===
<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>
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==='''Road'''===
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==='''Ferry'''===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._J._Somaiya_Institute_Of_Engineering_%26_Information_Technology K. J. Somaiya Institute Of Engineering & Information Technology]
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==='''Air'''===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIES_College_of_Commerce_and_Economics SIES College of Commerce and Economics]
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==Social Infrastructure==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIES_College_of_Arts,_Science,_and_Commerce SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce]
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==='''Education'''===
*[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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==='''Sports'''===
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==='''Religious Places'''===
 
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Latest revision as of 15:56, July 7, 2014

Sion

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

HistoryEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

BusEdit

RoadEdit

FerryEdit

AirEdit

Social InfrastructureEdit

EducationEdit

SportsEdit

Religious PlacesEdit

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