/ bambeɪ /
Prevedi Bombay na: nemački
A city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India.
(province) Former province of British India; the capital was the city of Bombay. The major part became 1960 the two new states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.(port) Industrial port (textiles, engineering, pharmaceuticals, diamonds), commercial center, and capital of Maharashtra, W India; It is the center of the Hindi film industry.
World Trade Center 1975; National Center for the Performing Arts 1969.
Bombay was founded in the 13th century, came under Mogul rule, was occupied by Portugal 1530, and passed to Britain 1662 as part of Catherine of Braganza's dowry. It was the headquarters of the East India Company 1685–1708. The city expanded rapidly with the development of the cotton trade and the railroad in the 1860s.