Thane City was known as
Shreesthank. The first ever railway train was started on
16th April, 1853 from Boribunder to Thane.
Thane district is divided into three parts known as
costal zone, hilly track and urban zone. There is
highest tribal population in Thane district. Thane
district is only one of the district in the state having
planning authorities e.g. 6 municipal corporations, 2
municipal councils, CIDCO, MMRDA, MIDC etc. Thane
district is well known for highest revenue collection.
There is 3 Members of Parliament & 18 Members of
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. There are highest
irrigation projects in Thane district and Shahapur
tahsil is known for irrigation projects. There is also
Central Govts ammunition factory situated at Ambernath.
Bhiwandi city is famous for power looms industry. The
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has
developed 10 industrial area in the district. Three
national highways and three railway tracks is existing
for communication. Thane city is known as lake city.
There are Hajimalang, Gorakhgad, Mahuli etc. ancient
forts in Thane district.