Honestly, it’s the same but divided into 2 Municipal sections BMC And TMC. It’s an MMR and Navi Mumbai is also an MMR now. Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Postal Pincode if you see it’s of Mumbai itself so you can say the same yet different entities. And Thane was once having the largest Districts under it. But now that too also has been segregated into Thane Urban n Thane Rural. Thane Urban u can say is Mumbai.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is spread over 6,328 sq. km. consists of 9 Municipal Corporations viz. Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi- Nizamapur, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar and Panvel; and 9 Municipal Councils viz. Ambarnath, Kulgaon-Badalapur, Matheran, Karjat, Khopoli, Pen, Uran, Alibaug, and Palghar, along with more than 1,000 villages in Thane, Raigad, and Palghar Districts. MMRDA is responsible for the balanced development of the MMR.
Yes, Thane and Mumbai are different cities as Thane is the administrative headquarter of Thane District while Mumbai is the administrative headquarter of Mumbai District as well as the capital of Maharashtra.
All these three cities are different when it comes to geography as these are distinct places/cities having their own and separate civil body/corporations like Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). Although they are not the same when it comes in civil terms since Mumbai is so widely spread, and Thane & Navi Mumbai are in its neighboring cities or you can say they are in its vicinity only, hence these three are often considered or said as one in an urban dictionary or in general.
Thane, Kalyan, Murbad, Bhiwandi, Shahapur, Vasai, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Dahanu, Palghar, Talasari, Jawhar, Mokhada, Vada , Boisar and Vikramgad.
Thane, a metropolitan city of Thane District turned out to be one of the posh locations in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which is now acting as a house to some of the best real estate projects not only in Maharashtra but also in the world. You will be surprised to know that Thane managed to make its entry in the list of top 20 zones of the world where rich people prefer to own a house based on a study conducted on the global real estate industry or better to say wealth industry. Knight Frank India Limited one of the leading real estate consultancy firms compiled this report and confirmed that yes, Thane is a notable area where the rich want to make an investment of their wealth.
Thane ranks as the third richest district in Maharashtra, after Mumbai and Pune, given the high per capita income from a booming service sector and an age-old industrial base.