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*{{cite news|url=http://www.expressindia.com/news/ie/daily/19970715/19650713.html|title=Fortifying colonial legacy|accessdate=2008-11-10|publisher=''[[The Indian Express|Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.]]''|date=1997-06-15}}
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*[http://theory.tifr.res.in/bombay/history/c18.html 18th Century History of Mumbai]
 
*[http://theory.tifr.res.in/bombay/history/c18.html 18th Century History of Mumbai]
 
*''[http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Vg0IAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA273&dq=Fort+George,+Bombay#PPA274,M1 Fort+George,+Bombay A Handbook for India: Being an Account of the Three Presidencies and of the Overland Route]''
 
*''[http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Vg0IAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA273&dq=Fort+George,+Bombay#PPA274,M1 Fort+George,+Bombay A Handbook for India: Being an Account of the Three Presidencies and of the Overland Route]''

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Fort George
Remains of the fort wall near St. George Hospital
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General information
Type Fort
Location Fort, Mumbai
Coordinates 18°56′27″N 72°50′15″E / 18.94090°N 72.83759°E / 18.94090; 72.83759
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Current tenants St George Hospital
Completed 1769
Destroyed 1862
Client British

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

The fort was 1 mile (1.6 km) 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.

See also

References

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