New Delhi

New Delhi (/ˈdɛli/ (listen),[6] Hindi: [ˈnəiː ˈdɪlːiː], Naī Dillī) is the capital of India and a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). New Delhi is the seat of all three branches of the government of India, hosting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, and the Supreme Court of India. New Delhi is a municipality within the NCT, administered by the NDMC, which covers mostly Lutyens' Delhi and a few adjacent areas. The municipal area is part of a larger administrative district, the New Delhi district.

New Delhi
New Delhi
Location in Delhi
New Delhi
Location in India
Coordinates: 28.6138954°N 77.2090057°E / 28.6138954; 77.2090057
Country India
Union territoryDelhi
Established1911
Inaugurated1931
Government
  TypeMunicipal Council
  BodyNew Delhi Municipal Council
Area
  Capital city42.7 km2 (16.5 sq mi)
Elevation
216 m (709 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Capital city249,998
  Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
  Metro (2018; includes entire urban Delhi + part of NCR)28,514,000
Demonym(s)Dilliwale, Delhiite
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
PIN
1100xx, 121003, 1220xx, 201313 (New Delhi)[5]
Area code+91-11
Vehicle registrationDL
International AirportIndira Gandhi International Airport
Rapid TransitDelhi Metro
Websitewww.ndmc.gov.in

Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are used interchangeably to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, both are distinct entities, with both the municipality and the New Delhi district forming a relatively small part of the megacity of Delhi. The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire NCT along with adjoining districts in neighbouring states, including Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911.[7] It was designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931,[8] by Viceroy and Governor-General Irwin.


Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article New Delhi, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.