Apr 25, 2022
Unifying the City’s 7 Islands Took 60 Years
It took six decades to merge the 7 islands of Bombay into one landmass, starting in 1784 and completed in 1845. Through enormous 19th century landfill projects, British engineers combined the seven islands around Bombay into one landmass. The city eventually became a crucial port, and one of the world’s largest cotton markets.