Maharashtra is a State of India, in the western region of the country and is India's second-most populous state and third-largest state by area. Spread over 307,713 km (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Indian states of Karnataka, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity. It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population around 18 million making it the most populous urban area in India. Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Pune is its cultural capital. Pune is known as 'Oxford of the East' due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions.