Mira-Bhayander is a suburb of Mumbai city, located to The North of Mumbai administered by Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC). Sopara was the capital of North-Konkan or Aparanta in the third century b.c.
It is close to the town of Mira-Bhaindar. Trade with Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was carried out through the various ports in this region. In Medieval India the Ghodbunder port was used to import horses from Arabia. Chimnaji Appa during his campaign to conquer the Bassein Fort in 1737 also conquered the forts of Ghodbunder and Dharavi. In times of the British occupation of India, the residents of the Mira-Bhaindar area participated in the Salt Satyagraha. The Agri inhabitants of this area are patrons of theater and drama. Plays are performed as a part of the annual festivals associated to local temples.