(Last Updated on : 07/06/2017)
Thane is regarded as the eco tourism hub in West Indian state
. This metropolitan city
in Thane District
serves as the district headquarters. In tourism
sector, this city
has many lakes
. The name "Thane" is derived from the word "sthan" or "sthanaks", which means "Place".
Location of Thane
Thane is located in the northeast part of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. This city is considered as the residential hub after Mumbai.
History of Thane
The history of Thane began from ancient era. It was around 1078 AD, the inscriptions denoted the establishment of historical dynasties of western India. A traveller in middle age, Marco Polo had visited Thane in the year 1290 AD. He described the city as a great kingdom, which apparently had a well developed port in western part of India. The Portuguese came to Thane in 1530 AD and ruled it till 200 years. At that time Thane was known as "Cabaca De Tana". In the year 1730 AD, Thana Fort was established. In 1739, Maratha Empire had conquered Thane. But when British East India Company captured the Thane Fort, they pronounced it as "Tana". They made the fort as the head quarter of Thane. The Thane Municipal Council was formed in 1863. After Indian independence in 1947, Thane became the city of residential areas.
Geography of Thane
Thane is surrounded by hills of Western Ghats. The city is divided into Thane Creek, comes from Arabian Sea, which is now the major life line of the city. Thane is positioned at about 19.172431 degree north to 72.957019 degree east.
Climate of Thane
The climate of this city is humid sub-tropical climate group. The maximum temperature is 37 degree Celsius and minimum is 25 degree Celsius. The annual rainfall of Thane is 1500 to 2000mm.
Demography of Thane
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Thane is populated with mostly Marathi and Portuguese. The total population of this city is about 1,886,941. The average literacy rate is about 91.36 percent, out of which males were 94.19 percent and females were 88.14 percent.
Economy of Thane
Thane has a large industrial area. There are many big and small industries that generate economy. Thane is popular for chemical, engineering, textile and electrical industries.
Administration of Thane
Thane is governed and maintained by the District Collector and the Thane Municipal Corporation.
Tourism in Thane
Tourism in Thane is dealing with the lakes. Thane is known widely as the "City of Lakes" Thane has more than 20 lakes and some of them are decorated as the eco parks, which foster tourism opportunities. Brahamala Lake, Datiwali Lake, Dawala Lake, Devasar Lake, Diaghar Lake, Gokul Nagar Lake, Desai Lake, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Gadkari Rangayatan, St. John Church, Kopineshwar Temple and Masunda Lake are the popular tourism attractions here.