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Fort George, Bombay

Fort George
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Remains of the fort wall near St. George Hospital
Location within Mumbai
General information
Type Fort
Location Fort, Mumbai
Town or city
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Coordinates

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Current tenants St George Hospital
Completed 1769
Opening
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Client British
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Fort George was an extension to the fortified walls of Bombay (now Mumbai) built in 1769; it was situated in the present Fort area, to the east on the site of the former Dongri Fort. The hill on which the Dongri fort stood was razed, and in its place Fort George was built. In 1862, the fort was demolished.

History

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Plan of Bombay fort

The fort was Script error: No such module "convert". long and about a third of a mile in breadth (500 m). Its length was from NNE to SSW, and it was named in honour of George III of the United Kingdom.

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