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Bhiwandi

Administration
Native ameBhiwandi
Typecity
StateMaharashtra
DistrictThane
Government
MayorYashshri rajan kadu
Municipal CommissionerPrakash Borse
Geography
Altitude24 m
Demography
Total Population524703 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode421 302
Telephone02522
VehicleMH-04

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Bhiwandi (Marathi : भिवंडी (Urdu: بھيونڈي) ) is a city, in the district of Thane, in the western state of Maharashtra, in India, located 20 km to the north-east of Mumbai and 15 km to the north-east of Thane city. The exact location of Bhiwandi is .

Bhiwandi city بِحِؤءندئ the headquarters of the taluka of Bhiwandi, comes under the administration of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation. The city is considered a part of the Greater Mumbai metropolitan agglomeration, along with Navi Mumbai and the cities of Kalyan, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Dombivli, Mira-Bhayandar, Karjat and the Vasai-Virar region. According to the 2001 census, the total population of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation area was 598,703.

The city of Bhiwandi, known for its textile industry, has the largest number of powerlooms in the country and is sometimes dubbed as 'The Manchester of India'. A major portion of the population is employed by the powerloom sector. The Mumbai-Agra highway (NH-3), passing through Bhiwandi ensures the smooth connectivity of the city with Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and the rest of India.


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