Delhi at a Glance: A City of National Monuments

21-JAN-2016 13:10

    Delhi is the capital city of India. It is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It has a population of about 16.75 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world.

    Brief about Delhi Administration:

    The NCT and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th Amendment Act of 1991. The NCR includes the neighbouring cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Neharpar (Greater Faridabad), Greater Noida, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Rewari, Baghpat, Meerut, Alwar, Bharatpur and other nearby towns. A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi.



    Facts about Delhi


    1,484.0 km2 (573.0 sq mi)


    Settled : 6th century B.C., 3000 B.C. (from legend)

    Incorporated : 1857

    Capital formation : 1911

    Union territory: 1956

    Established : 1 Feb 1992


    1.67 cr. (2011 census)

    Principal official Language

    Second official

    Hindi, English

    Urdu, Punjabi

     Neighbouring States

    Haryana, Uttar Pradesh



     Members of Parliament

    Lok Sabaha  Seats_7

    Rajya Sabha Seats_3

     State Legislature

    Unicameral Assembly seats_ 70


    Indira Gandhi International Airport, Palam, Safdarjung


    Roshnara, Shalimar, Qutab Festival, Garden Tourism, Mango Festivals Pragati Maidan Trade Fair, Diwali, Holi, Eid, Chhath Puja, Durga Puja



    State Density

    11289 Person/ km2



    Sex Ratio (as per  Census 2011)

    866/Thousand Male

    Tourist Destinations

    India Gate and Rajpath

     Sansad Bhavan

     Rashtrapati Bhavan

     Connaught Place

     Lodhi Gardens

     Sikandar Lodi's tomb

     Bara Gumbad

     Shisha Gumbad

    Purana Quila

    Red Fort

    Salimgarh Fort

    Chandni Chowk

    Safdarjung's Tomb

    Akshardham Temple

    Laxminarayan Temple

    Cathedral Church of Redemption

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

    ISKCON Temple

    Jama Masjid

    Lotus Temple

    St. James' Church

    Kalka Ji Mandir

    National Museum, New Delhi

    National Rail Museum

    Jantar Mantar

    Nizamuddin Dargah

    Raj Ghat

    Shanti Vana

    National Zoological Park

    Qutub Minar



    Electronics, Light Engineering Machines, Automobile Parts, Sports Goods, Bicycles, PVC Goods, Footwear, Textile, Fertilizer,, Medicines, Hosiery, Leather Goods, Software etc.


     Economy size_GDP USA $ 76354 bn

    Tertiary sector contributes about 70% of the state GDP

    Religion (census)

    Hinduism      82%              

    Islam            11.72%

    Sikhism         4.01%           

    Jainism          1.1%             

    Others           1.1%


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