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THE PLACE YOU

SHOUL MOVE
THANE
With a population of 1,841,488 distributed over a land area of about 147
square kilometres (57 sq mi), Thane city is the 16th most populated city in
India.

HISTORY
A copper plate dating to ad 1078 was discovered
near the foundations of Thane Fort in 1787. A land
grant from Arikesara Devaraja, lord of Tagara, he
addresses the inhabitants of a citycalled "Sri
Sthanaka.The British occupied Salsette Island,
Thana Fort, Fort Versova, and the island fort of
Karanja in 1774.

TRANSPORT
Thane was the terminus for the first ever
passenger train in Asia. On 16 April 1853, the
passenger train service was inaugurated between
Colaba and Thane. Covering a distance of 34 km
(21 mi), it was hauled by three locomotives: Sahib,
Sindh and Sultan.

CLIMATE
Thane has a tropical monsoon climate that borders
on a tropical wet and dry climate. Overall climate is
equable with high rainfall days and very few days of
extreme temperatures.In Thane, temperature
varies from 22 °C to 36 °C. Winter temperatures
can fall to 12 °C at night while summer
temperatures can rise to over 40 °C at noon.

DEMOGRAPHICS
The population of Thane according to the 2011 census is
1,886,941. Average literacy rate of Thane city is 91.36
percent of which male and female literacy was 94.19 and
88.14 percent. The sex ratio of Thane city is 882 females
per 1000 males.

TOURISM
Thane's lakes include Masunda Lake, also known as
Talao Pali, Kachrali Lake, and Upvan Lake. The
Kopineshwar Temple on the banks is the oldest
temple in the entire district of Thane. It was built
and renovated in about 1750 by Chimajji Appa.

PACKERS AND MOVERS THANE