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1

Where is Mumbai?

West coast of India, mostly surrounded by the sea

2

Why is the city at risk of flooding? (how many rivers and lakes)

Only just above sea level
3 small rivers
6 large lakes

3

What is it’s natural ecosystem and where is there still some of this?

Rainforest
Small amount as the ‘Sanjay Gandhi National Park’

4

What is it’s natural climate?

Monsoon

5

Why are winters very dry?

High pressure over northern Asia

6

Why are summers very wet?

Low pressure pills warms moist air inland from the Indian Ocean

7

When is there very little rainfall?

November- may

8

When are there monsoons and when is the peak rainfall?

June- October
Peak of 600mm+ in July

9

How many people in main city and in greater Mumbai?

9.9 million in city
15.4 million in greater Mumbai

10

Why is it the country’s financial capital?

Mumbai stock exchange