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Coordinates: 19°00′00″N72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°E / 19.00; 72.815 Coordinates: 19°00′00″N72°48′54″E / 19.00°N 72.815°E / 19.00; 72.815
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai City
City Mumbai
  Type Municipal Corporation
  Body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)
  Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
400018 and 400030
Area code(s) 022
Vehicle registration MH 01
Civic agency BMC
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Bandra-Worli Sea Link, with Worli skyline

Worli is a locality in South Mumbai, Maharashtra. The sea connects it with Bandra (closest suburb) via the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Historic spellings include Warli, Worlee, Varli. [1] Originally Worli was a separate island, one of the Seven Islands of Bombay which were ceded by the Portuguese to England in 1661; it was linked up with the other islands in the 19th Century.

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  1. D'Cunha, Jose Gerson (1900). "IV The Portuguese Period". The Origins of Bombay (3 ed.). Bombay: Asian Educational Services. p. 265. ISBN   81-206-0815-1 . Retrieved 4 January 2009.