Delhi at a Glance: A City of National Monuments

Delhi is a union territory of India that has 70 assembly seats. It is considered among the richest UTs in India. The Gross State Domestic product (GSDP) of Delhi is Rs 7.80 trillion (US$ 108.06 billion). The per capita income of Delhi was Rs 3,89,143 in 2019-20.
UT Delhi Map
UT Delhi Map

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 the 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.


(Famous tourist places in Delhi)

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

Area of 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

 Population of Delhi

1.67 cr. (2011 census)

Principal official Language

Second official

Hindi, English

Urdu, Punjabi

 Neighbouring States

Haryana, Uttar Pradesh



 Members of Parliament in delhi

Lok Sabha  Seats_7

Rajya Sabha Seats_3

 State Legislature seats in Delhi

Unicameral Assembly seats_ 70

 Airports in Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Palam, Safdarjung

 Festivals in Delhi

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

 Literacy rate of Delhi


State Density

11289 Person/ km2



Sex Ratio (as per  Census 2011)

866/Thousand Male

Tourist Destinations in Delhi

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


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


Industries  in Delhi

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

Economy of Delhi

 Economy size_GDP US$ 108.06 billion

Tertiary sector contributes about 70% of the state GDP

The per capita GSDP (2019-20) Rs 3,89,143

Religion (census)

Hinduism      82%              

Islam            11.72%

Sikhism         4.01%           

Jainism          1.1%             

Others           1.1%

So was the factual information about the National capital of India i.e. Delhi. This information is very important for various competitive exams to be held in India.

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