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- (Marathi: à¤®à¤¹à¤¾à¤°à¤¾à¤·à¥à¤Ÿà¥à¤° mahÄrÄá¹£á¹ra , English: Great Nation , IPA: [mÉ™haËraËÊ‚ÊˆrÉ™] ) is India\'s third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. It is bordered by the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea makes up the state\'s western coast. Mumbai, India\'s largest city, is the capital of Maharashtra.