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What led to the major expansion of Bombay's population in the mid-nineteenth century?

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When Bombay became the capital of the Bombay Presidency in 1819, the city quickly expanded.

(2) With the growth of trade in cotton and opium a large number of traders and bankers, artisans and shopkeepers came to settle in Bombay.


(3) The establishment of textile mills led to a fresh intake of the population. People migrated from Ratnagiri and far away places.


(4) When Bombay became the hub of Indian films, many new people — singers, actors, poets, play writers migrated to the city.


(5) Bombay was at the junction head of two major railways. This encouraged a higher scale of migration into the city.


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