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Delhi is the capital city of India. It is the second most populated city in the country. The city has a population of over 22 million people and is spread out over an area of 1484 km. Delhi is situated on the banks of Yamuna and the city is bordered by the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The city of Delhi is the largest commercial center in the northern part of India. The culture of this place has been influenced by its extensive history and its momentous association as the capital of India. Delhi lies at an altitude of between 700 and 1000 feet (213 and 305 m) and covers an area of 1,485 square kilometers. It is situated on the Yamuna River and is bordered on the east by the state of Uttar Pradesh and by Haryana on the north, west and south.

 

Delhi Facts

 
Geographical Area and Location

Delhi covers an area of more than 1484 sq km. The River Yamuna is the only major river flowing through Delhi. The Delhi ridge which reaches a height of 1043 ft originates from the Aravalli Range in the south and surrounds the West, North East and North West parts of the city. Delhi is lies in India's seismic zone-IV, which makes it vulnerable to earthquakes. The city is situated in Northern India at 28.61°N 77.23°E and is bordered in the East by Uttar Pradesh and in the West, South and North by Haryana.  More Details...

Demographics

According to the census of 2011, the population of Delhi is 16,314,838 and the number of females per 1000 males is 867. The literacy rate of Delhi is 86.43%. As per the area, Delhi is the largest metropolis and according to the population, it holds the second position in the list of largest metropolises in India.

Government & Administration

Delhi is officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). It has always been an important cultural, commercial and political hub of the country. Currently Delhi has 9 districts. Delhi is divided into the New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC), the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB). The capital has four important satellite cities namely, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. Delhi has 7 Lok Sabha constituencies and 70 assembly constituencies. The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament of India and the Supreme Court of India are all situated in Delhi.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is divided into nine districts. Initially in 1997, nine districts were formed. Prior 1997, there was only one district for the entire Delhi. The districts of Delhi and their headquarters (in brackets) are - Central Delhi (Daryaganj), North Delhi (Sadar Bazar), South Delhi (Saket), East Delhi (Preet Vihar), North East Delhi (Shahdara), South West Delhi (Vasant Vihar), New Delhi (Connaught Place), North West Delhi (Kanjhawala) and West Delhi (Rajouri Garden).  More Details...

Transportation

Delhi has its own Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is situated to the southwest of Delhi. It is maintained by the GMR Group and is one of the busiest airports in South Asia. Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern Railway in India. There are five main railway stations in Delhi; they are the New Delhi railway station, Old Delhi railway station, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla railway station. There is also a suburban railway system in the city.

Delhi has five National Highways running through it, the National Highway Number 1, 2, 8, 10 and 24. All public transport vehicles in Delhi are fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is the major bus service provider and operates the world's largest fleet of CNG-fuelled buses. Apart from these taxis, radio cabs, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws (in some localities) are easily available in Delhi

The Delhi Metro rapid transit system built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), is another means of transportation in Delhi. It serves many parts of Delhi and the neighbouring NCR cities like Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.

History

Delhi bears the stamp of a rich historical background and has been home to many ancient empires like the Mauryan Empire, Mughal Empire and renowned dynasties like the Tomara dynasty, Slave dynasty, Tughluq dynasty, Khilji dynasty etc. It is believed that Delhi is the land of Indrapastha, the capital seat of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. Delhi was also an important place for Sufism. After India's independence, Delhi was declared the capital of India.  More Details...

Culture

Delhi has a rich cultural background. It consists of large number of significant monuments, heritage buildings and other famous architectural buildings like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Laxminarayan Temple and Akshardham to name some. These are also the major tourist spots in Delhi that you can visit and enjoy. All the major events like the Republic Day, etc and festivals of all religion are celebrated in Delhi with great zeal and excitement. In Delhi, one can enjoy all types of Indian and international cuisines and delicacies besides the typical mouth watering local fast food collection like Dahi Bhalla and Papri Chaat. Delhi offers a wide variety to shop till you drop. From jewelry, to saris to all sorts of electrical gadgets to all other different variety of products, Delhi has it all.  More Details...

Places to Visit

Sadar Bazaar Market

The Sadar Bazaar Market is the biggest wholesale market of household items in Delhi. It is situated west of Khari Baoli, close to the vicinity of New Delhi Railway Station and Chandni Chowk. The Federation of Sadar Bazar Trades Association is the parental organization of each and every major trade associations of this Market....Read More


Kamla Nagar Market

The Kamla Nagar Market is situated right next to the North Campus of Delhi University. The market is a popular hang-out place for college students. It is also popular because many students live close to this market either in hostels or rented accommodation....Read More


Karol Bagh Market

Karol Bagh market is one of the earliest markets in Delhi. Many shops have opened here and transformed the place into a business center, where one can purchase any product and item. It houses a number of international branded shops, local brand shops and small street shops which sell almost everything. There are a number of traditional stores which mirror the best of Indian craftsmanship and inherent skills. Here, the traditional shops co-exist quite well with the modern showrooms making it quite interesting for shoppers....Read More


Rajouri Garden Market

Rajouri Garden Market is one of the biggest markets in west of Delhi. It is located in the residential neighborhood of Rajouri Garden. The locality has a majority of Punjabi and Sikh people living here. The market has shops on either sides of a straight road which is almost a kilometer long.Read More


Greater Kailash: M – Block Market

Greater Kailash, commonly called "GK", is a posh locality in South Delhi. It is famous for its lifestyle market which is simply known as "M block market" by the locals. The market is very popular among the high-class, stylish and trendy crowd of South Delhi. The market remains open daily, except on Tuesdays. It usually remains crowded every day and the crowd doubles especially on weekends....Read More


Lajpat Nagar Market – A Shopping Delight

Lajpat Nagar Central Market is another popular shopping center in the posh area of South Delhi. Here one can get everything from clothes, accessories, footwear, bags, fabrics, electronics, jewellery etc. The market is famous for wedding clothes for both men and women such as Saris, Lehengas, Suits, Sherwani, Indo-Western Suits, etc. There are lots of fashion stores, furnishing stores and decor houses in Lajpat Nagar too....Read More



Sarojini Nagar: The Ultimate Bargain Market

Sarojini Nagar Market is the best place for bargain shoppers in Delhi. It is popular known amongst the youth as "SN" and is a favorite hangout place for college goers and shoppers looking for a fashionable bargain. It is located in a plush South West Delhi locality and what puzzles first time shoppers here is how one can get a variety of items at heavy negotiable prices....Read More



Chandni Chowk – The Moonlit Square Bazaar

Chandni Chowk is undoubtedly the most famous marketplace of Delhi for many years. It has itself become a major attraction. Chandni Chowk once also had the stature of being the grandest markets in India. Nowadays the market has changed a little keeping up with modern times and it appears to be suffocated with crowds and traffic congestion, but the aura of the place has never failed to loose its historical character.....Read More



Delhi City Information
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictDelhi
Established Year1638
Area1,484.0 km2
Population12565901 as Census January 2011
Population Density11,297/km2 (29,259.12/sq mi) as Census January 2011
LanguageEnglish, Hindi,
Official LanguagesEnglish
Literacy Rate86.34% as Census January 2011
Sex Ratio866/1000
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pin code110001
Area code11
Lat Long28.6100° N, 77.2300° E
ReligionHinduism, Islam, Sikh, Jainism
FestivalsRepublic Day, Independence Day (15 August), Gandhi Jayanti, Phool Walon Ki Sair, Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Nanak's Birthday, Durga Puja, Holi, Lohri, Chauth, Krishna Janmastami, Maha Shivratri, Eid ul-Fitr, Moharram and Buddha Jayanti.
UniversityDelhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Milia Islamia University, IIT , AIIMS, Indra Gandhi National Open University
Sister CitiesChicago, Washington, D.C., New York, London, Tokyo, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Melbourne, Moscow
SportsJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground (Cricket), Ambedkar Stadium(Football), Buddh International Circuit ( Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix), 2010 Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games ,2011 Cricket World Cup, IPL
AirportIndira Gandhi International Airport
Railway StationNew Delhi railway station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla, Delhi Metro
Tourist AttractionsQutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Purana Qila, Laxminarayan temple, Akshardham temple, Baha'i Lotus temple, Mughal gardens, the Secretariat, Rajpath, Parliament
Nearby Tourist AttractionsVrindavan, Mathura, Bharatpur, Haridwar, Agra, Rishikesh, Dehradun
Popular ThingsRed Fort, Parliament, Chandni Chowk, Guruduwara Sheesh Ganj, Jama Masjid, Lotous Temple, Delhi Metro, Gali Paranthe Wali
Notable PeopleVirender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Madan Lal, Chetan Chauhan and Bishan Singh Bedi,Sheela Dikshit
National HighwayNH-1,2,8,10 and 24,


Last Updated on: 28/09/2013