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Dombivli or Dombivali () is a Locality in Thane district, Kalyan tehsil in Maharashtra, India. It is located about fifty kilometres from the city of Mumbai, and about twenty kilometres from Thane. The population of the city, according to the 2011 census is 2,293,000,. It is an important suburb of Mumbai.


As Dombivli is a recent settlement its history does not date back to a very ancient period. In the year 1075, King Harpal Dev had referred to Dombivli on the stone inscriptions, which was situated in Mahul village, near the Turbhe Port. Dombivli is in existence as a village for approximately 800 years.

The stone writings referring to its existence in the years 1396-97 still exist in Dombivli. The Portuguese stationed themselves at several places when they came to Dombivli. Existence of Dombivli can also be traced back approximately in the year 1730 during the Peshwa Rule. In the 19th Century farmers cultivated Paddy and sold it in the areas from Kalyan to Mumbai.

Dombivli was surrounded by the ruins of the following villages.
  1. To the West the Chole village(Thakurli-west Part),
  2. To the East the Airey(Aayre) village,
  3. To the South is the Patharli village,
  4. And to the North is the Thakurli-East.

In the year 1880, the first person who settled down in Kopargaon near Dombivli was late Shri-Narayan Atmaram Patkar. He had two ships, which he used to transport and trade in Rice and other commodities through the Kalyan Creek.

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