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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kalyan-Dombivali is a municipal corporation in Thane district of Maharashtra state, India. A municipal corporation formed in 1982 to administer the twin townships of Kalyan and Dombivali. The municipal corporation has a population 1,193,266 in 2001 census.
 
Dombivli has adistinction of being the first 100 percent literate city in India. Due to its highly educated population it is often called the second cultural capital of Maharashtra after Pune. Kalyan was famous as a port since ancient times. Records of its existence as a premier port in the region have been found in ancient Greek manuscripts. Dombivli station is about 48 kilometers from CST station along the central railway and is connected to all parts of Maharashtra by rail as well as road. Kalyan is one of the most important junctions in India with most of the outstation trains stopping at it. Nearest airport is Mumbai airport which is 40 kilometers away.
 
Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Kalyan-Dombivali is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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