Western India comprises three large states, one small state and two minuscule union territories. It is bounded by Pakistan and the Arabian sea to its west and the Gangetic plains to its east.
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Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of the state Maharashtra.
Ahmedabad is the fifth largest city in India with a population of 6.5 million. Although it is the commercial hub of one of the most prosperous states of India, Gujarat, it's not the state capital, which is its twin city of Gandhinagar, 30 km to the North.
Pune is in Maharashtra, India. It is considered the state's cultural capital and is the second largest city in the state.
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In Western India
Located in the West region, Maharashtra is the third largest state of India by size and the second largest by population.
Rajasthan is a state in the northwest of India. It is mainly arid and its western border is adjacent to Pakistan.
Goa, a state on India's West coast, is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history.
Gujarat is a state in the western region of India. Lothal, near to Ahmedabad and Dholavira, near to Kutch are sites of a Harappan civilisation, which existed more than 4000 years ago.
Daman and Diu are two small enclaves in Western India. Daman is a small city on the mouth of the Daman Ganga river bounded on all sides by the state of Gujarat, while Diu is a small island off the coast of Gujarat.
The enclave of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a tiny union territory in Western India wedged between the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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