July 17, 2003
Formerly known as Bombay, the city of Mumbai is situated on India’s west coast, on the Arabian Sea, roughly 500 km (310 miles) south of the Tropic of Cancer. Its large harbor and ideal location facing Africa, Europe, and the Middle East make it an excellent city for trade. Sometimes referred to as the “Gateway of India,” Mumbai handles more than one third of the country’s foreign trade. The city supports a population of more than 12 million people in an area of roughly 619 square km (239 square miles).
This image of Mumbai was acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+), flying aboard the Landsat 7 satellite.
Topics: Thematic Mapper, Maharashtra, States and territories of India, India, Bombay, New York, Landsat 7, Landsat program, Geography of India, Mumbai