Mumbai Suburban district, known as Mumbai Upanagar Jilhā in Marathi, is the second most populous district in Maharashtra’s Konkan Division. Its administrative headquarters is in Bandra, and it is comprised of three subdivisions: Kurla, Andheri, and Borivali. The district, alongside Mumbai City district and other suburban localities, collectively forms Greater Mumbai. Encompassing an area of 446 square kilometers, it’s the second smallest district in Maharashtra. The district stretches from Bandra to Dahisar, Kurla to Mulund, and Kurla up to Trombay creek. It holds a prominent place as one of the most populous districts in India, with a population of 9,356,962 according to the 2011 census. The Mithi River is a major waterway within the district.

Mumbai Suburban district came into existence on 1 October 1990, following the division of Mumbai district into Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban districts.

Mumbai is renowned for its vibrant and diverse atmosphere, rich historical and cultural heritage, and strong connection with the film industry, often called the “Bollywood capital.” The city is famous for its bustling markets, street food delights, and iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India.

Noteworthy places within the district include Mount Mary Church, Jogeshwari Caves, Mahakali Caves, Essel World, Water Kingdom, Marve Beach, Aksa Beach, Madh Island, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Aarey Colony, Kanheri Caves, Film City, Tulsi Lake, Vihar Lake, and Powai Lake.

Marathi is the most commonly spoken language, followed by Hindi, which is rapidly growing and serves as a common language in the district. Urdu is spoken by the Muslim community, while Gujarati and Marwari are used by the business communities. Additionally, minority languages like Tamil, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, and Bengali are spoken by recent arrivals.