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Mumbai

The most globalized city in India, Mumbai is a world center for financial, manufacturing, and service industries. Within its boundaries are swamps, hills, national parks, and ancient monuments. The city's proli… (See Below for Full Description)
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The most globalized city in India, Mumbai is a world center for financial, manufacturing, and service industries. Within its boundaries are swamps, hills, national parks, and ancient monuments. The city's prolific film industry, known as Bollywood, produces more than 1,000 films a year. Mumbai is also one of the most populous cities in the world, with more than 21 million residents. Despite its many successes, Mumbai also faces problems on a massive scale. More than 50 percent of its residents live in slums, and the economic migrants who pour in from all over India find few jobs and little housing. Mumbai's enormous population puts massive pressure on the city infrastructure, constantly placing its water, transportation, and sewer systems at or near the breaking point. Mumbai provides a comprehensive overview of this urban magnet—from its establishment as a rich port for the Portuguese in 1534 to its 21st-century role as an information technology powerhouse.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-8851-7
ISBN-10 791088510
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Global Cities
Author Jen Green
Publication Date 2/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Commissioned photography. Full-color maps. Interviews with residents. Charts. Statistics. Glossary. Further information. Index.
Available Formats Print

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