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Dombivli or Dombivali ( ) is a city in Thane District, Kalyan tehsil in Maharashtramarker, Indiamarker. It is located about fifty kilometres from the city of Mumbaimarker, and about twenty kilometres from Thanemarker. The population of the city, according to the 2001 census is 1,193,000 . It is located south of Ulhasmarker river.


In 1984, Dombivli Municipal Council was merged with that of neighboring Kalyanmarker to form a new governing body, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation. At present, the Mayor of the city is Ramesh Sudam Jadhav from Shivsena.

Demographics and Culture

The population of Dombivli has over the years been subject to dynamic influences. The city's population is predominantly Marathi-speaking Maharashtrians but people from all over the country have made Dombivli their home. Significant number of people from Gujaratmarker, Karnatakamarker, Tamil Nadumarker, Keralamarker, Uttar Pradeshmarker and Punjab are to be found here, with a marginal population of Khojas (The Aga-Khan sect).

The unique culture of Dombivli is reflected in the 'Navavarsha Swagat Yatra' that started in the city in late 1990s. The Yatra is organised on the first day of the Hindu New Year. People from and near Dombivli take part with their own 'Chitrarathas' to welcome the new year. Dombivli has a unique, mixed culture. People celebrate every festival from Diwali to Eid, Dandiya, Ganpati etc.


Dombivli has been witnessing a rapid industrial growth. The industrial part of the city has a large number of factories manufacturing dyes, paints, and industrial/agricultural chemicals. Heavy metal factories manufacturing a wide variety of equipments are also based in this region. A few, nationally prominent industrial establishments which have manufacturing plants in Dombivli are Gharda Chemicals, Vicco Labs, Lloyd Steel, and Deepak Fertilizers. The city has three railway stations under its jurisdiction: Dombivli Railway Station, Thakurli Railway Station, Kopar Railway station.


Dombivli also has the honour of becoming the first fully literate city in Maharashtra and the second in India (a town in Kerala is first). Over a hundred schools offer primary and secondary education, and over a dozen are affiliated with the University of Mumbai. Abhinav Vidyalaya, MIDC is well known for its ISCE type schooling. A couple of colleges also offer technical education and are affiliated with the Board of Technical Examination, Mumbai. ASTITVA school is in an Institute which caters to the education of different type of physically challenged people.Schools is Dombivali rose to fame in late 80s and early 90s for getting excellent and consistent results at the SSC exams of Maharashtra State board. Dombivli proves to be exceptionally good in education. every year it has s.s.c and h.s.c board toppers in mumbai board. Apart from this it has an excellent result in other competitve exams.

S.V. Joshi Highschool of G.E.I. near Thakurli station is the older most & first school in Dombivali. Mumbai Cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni & Ajinkya Rahane are the alumins of this school.

List of Colleges

Abhinav Vidyalay & Jr. College of Sc.

& Com., Dombivli

D.N.C. College of Science And Commerce. Nandivali Road, Dombivli (E).

Dhamma Night College in Dombivali MumbaiDyanmandir College of Arts, Science & Commerce M.I.D.C., Near Mamta Hospital, Dombivli (E)

G.R. Patil college of Arts, Science & commerce, kalyan shil road, sonarpada, Dombivli (E)

K.V.Pendharkar College of Arts,Commerce & Science Sudharshan Nagar, M.I.D.C. Dombivli .

Madhavi College of Commerce & Arts Near Ayyappa Mandir, Dombivli (E)

Manjunatha College Of Commerce & Arts

Model College of Commerce and Science, M.I.D.C. Dombivli (E).

Pragati College of Arts and Commerce. Nandivali Road, Dombivli (E).

R.V.Nerurkar college science & arts,Manpada Road,Dombivli (E)Royal College of Arts, Science, Commerce Near Municipal Hospital, Dombivli East

S. K. Patil English Medium School & Junior College of Arts and Commerce

S.S.Jondhale College of Engineering,Sonar Pada M.I.D.C. Dombivli (E).

S.H.Jondhale Polytech. & Jr. College Shastri Nagar Dombivli (w).

S.N.D.T. College of Arts and Commerce. S.V.Joshi School, Dombivli( E).

Saraswati College of Pharmacy. Sonar Pada, Dombivli (E)

South Indian Association Junior College Shastri Nagar, Dombivli west

St. Marys junior collegeTilak Nagar, College of Arts, Science, Commerce Tilak Nagar, Dombivli (E).

J.D. junior college of commerce, Gograswadi Dombivli (east)

List of Schools

Abhinav Tech Institute

Abhinav Vidyalay & Jr. College of Sc. & Com.

Adarsh English School

Adarsh Vidyalaya

Rajaji Road, Dombivli ( E.)B R Madhvi School

Holy Angels' School & Jr. College

Chandrakant Patkar Vidyalaya

DDM's KV Pendharkar Coll

DNC High School

Don Bosco

Greens English School, Milap Nagar, MIDC, Dombivli East

G R Patil vidyamandir dombivli east kalyan shil road

Gurukul, The Day School

Guardian School ICSE

Ideal Academy

Jana Gana Mana C.B.S.E. School, Dombivli [W]

Kidland English High School

Manjunath Vidyalaya

Model English School

omkar international cambridge boardPerfect Study Centre

Prakash Vidyalaya (English school)Gograswadi dombivli(e)

R.V.Nerurkar High SchoolRadhabai Sathe Vidyalaya

Rajendra Shikshan Sanstha

R.B.T High School

S H Jondhale High School

S V Joshi High School

S. K. Patil English Medium School & Junior College of Arts and Commerce

Saraswati High School

Saraswati Jr.College,Dombivli(W)

Sheth Shri Khimji Bhulabhai Vira High School

Sister Nivedita Eng Med School

Smt. Premaben Nanji Gangji Haria Gujarati Primary School

St.Mary's English High School,Dombivli(W)

ST Teressa Convent School

St. Theresa Convent High School

South Indian Association >/Swami Vivekanand High School [7 branches]

The South Indian Asso H/s

Tilak Ngr Jr College

Ujwala Vidyalaya

Vidya Niketan

Sister Nivedita English Medium School, MIDC Resi.Area, Dombivli ( E. )

Swami Vivekanand High School, Branches in Dombivli East & West

Mahila Samiti English High School, Thakurli Dombivli (E)Greens English School,MIDC,Dombivli(East)


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it is well connected with mumbai and has frequent trains in both up and down directions.

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