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Sion, Mumbai

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Mumbai City

Time zone
IST (UTC+5:30)



ISO 3166 code
ISO 3166-2:IN

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Sion (Marathi : शीव) is a neighbourhood of Mumbai. The Marathi name for Sion is Sheev which means boundary or limit. Mumbai as we know it now didn't exist then. In the 17th century the village formed the boundary between Mumbai and Salsette Island. The British named it marking the end of the city. The name remained even after Mumbai was joined to the Salsette and extended up to Mulund. However now Sion is not the end of the city. One of the local historical places in Sion is a hilltop garden commonly known as Sion Fort or Sion Killa in native language Marathi.


Map of Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra


In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the islands of Bombay by force, naming it Sião. The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits then built a chapel on the hill near the present-day railway station and named it after Mount Zion (Sion) in Jerusalem. Its in South Mumbai.

Current status

Sion shares its name with a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Central Railway line. Sion also has a bus station. It is in the central line.


Sion is also a home to many educational institutes, namely:

  • Ayurved College Sion
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute Of Engineering & Information Technology
  • SIES College of Commerce and Economics
  • SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce
  • Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil College of Engineering
  • K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research center.
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (Sion hospital)
  • Sadhana Vidyalaya
  • A.M.Kewalramani Premier High School
  • Trinity Education Society
  • People's Welfare Society High School
  • D S High School
  • Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
  • Little Angels High School
  • Gurunanak National High School
  • Shreevallabh Ashram School
  • Shri Gauridutt Mittal Vidyalaya & Junior College
  • Lion M P Bhutta Sion Sarvajanik High School
  • S K Roy Memorial High School
  • Notable former residents

  • Mithun Chakraborthy
  • Sadhana
  • Boney Kapoor
  • Anil Kapoor
  • References

    Sion, Mumbai Wikipedia

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