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9 sq mi) Population of Delhi Current Population of Delhi in 2011 Total Male Population Total Female Population Sex Ratio in Delhi Literacy Rate in Delhi 16753235 8976410 7776825 866 females per 1000 males 86% . Ghaziabad.2 million residents in the greater NCR(National Capital Region) urban area which includes the neighboring cities of Noida.Sonepat and Faridabad along with other smaller nearby towns.484.DELHI-The Capital of INDIA Delhi locally pronounced Dillee or Dehli officially the National Capital Territory of INDIA . Some of the geographical facts of Delhi Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″ECoordinates : 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″E Federal District: 1.0 sq mi) Land: 159.Gurgaon.0 km2 (61.It is the largest metropolis and the 2nd most populous metropolis in India and 8th most populous metropolis in the world with 16. There are nearly 22.7 million residents in the territory as of the 2011 census. Greater Noida.0 km2 (573.4 sq mi) Water: 18.0 km2 (6.
The population of Delhi is expected to rise 40% by the year 2020. Estimated figures say that 200. The capital of India is considered to be second largest metropolitan city after Mumbai.000 people a year settle in Delhi permanently from other states in India as migrants. The literacy rate in New Delhi is quiet good at 81.279. Better roads and a good living standard in Delhi have attracted people from all over India. There has been tremendous development in transport. A large portion of New Delhi's population is formed by this section of migrants coming from other states The population of Delhi is mainly consists of Hindus. Sikhs and Christians and so on. Hinduism is the main religion in Delhi. From a figure of 400000 in year 1901. Muslims.82% approximately. Majority of the Muslim population live in the Old Delhi areas like Chandni Chowk.782. In 2004 this figure increased to 15. According to 2001 Census of India.3% . Daryaganj. the population of Delhi has increased to around 16753235 in current year 2011. Sikhism is another major religion in Delhi forming large community in capital of India.0% 18.000. These people come in search of employment and education opportunities and become the permanent resident of Delhi.976. the population of Delhi was 13. Current Population of New Delhi in 2011: Current Population of New Delhi in 2011 is 16753235* District wise Population of National Capital territory(NCT) Total Population in Delhi South Delhi South West Delhi North Delhi North East Delhi North West Delhi East Delhi Centra Delhi New Delhi West Delhi 16753235 2733752 2292363 883418 2240749 3651261 1707725 578671 133713 2531583 Growth of Population in Delhi Cenus 1901 1911 1921 1931 Population 405819 413851 488452 636246 Growth in % 2. Islam forms the second largest population after Hindus in New Delhi. education and other facilities offered by the government and other agencies in Delhi. All the major Hindu festivals are celebrated by Hindu community in New Delhi.The population of New Delhi has increased rapidly in last 10 years. and so on.0% 30.000 to 300.
000 crore (US$125. it is also one of the most livable cities in the country.52% between 1991 and 2001.In 2010. Delhi had a per capita income of 135.3% 21. respectively.9% 53.6% Economy With an estimated net State Domestic Product (FY 2010) of 157.0% 52.3% 90.817 crore (US$31. has registered an astonishing 10.95% of Delhi's gross SDP followed by secondary and primary sectors.709. Delhi's unemployment .4% 46.85% contribution. Being a rich city.820 (US$2. As per the Economic survey of Delhi (2005-2006).61) at current prices. the tertiary sector contributes 70.7% growth for the past five years. on an average.20% and 3.48 billion) in nominal terms and ~ 630.0% 51.1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011 917939 1744072 2658612 4065698 6220406 9420644 13782976 16753235 44. Delhi is the largest commercial center in northern India.69 billion) in PPP terms. with 25. the third highest in India after Chandigarh and Goa as of 2010.82% of the population showing an increase of 52. Delhi's GDP (at 2004-05 prices). Delhi's workforce constitutes 32. making it one of the fastest emerging city in the region.4% 52.
Delhi's manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi. Delhi has India's one of the largest and fastest growing retail industries.000.000. and real estate form integral parts of Delhi's economy. the organized private sector employed 219.529 million) students were enrolled in primary schools.In December 2004. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). In 2004–05.Key service industries include information technology.000 people were registered with various employment exchange programmes in Delhi. the manufacturing sector employed 1. Jamia Millia Islamia.440. the rest are all central universities. higher education institutions in the city included 165 colleges.rates decreased from 12. Construction. Education Schools and higher educational institutions in Delhi are administered either by the Directorate of Education.22 lakh (0. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and National Law University are the only state universities. power. and nine deemed universities. In 2001. Jawaharlal Nehru University.seven major universities (Delhi University. Private schools in Delhi—which employ either English or Hindi as the language of instruction—are affiliated to one of three administering bodies: the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).822 million) in middle schools and 6.National Law University (NLU Delhi).57% in 1999–2000 to 4. has attracted foreign investment in Delhi.669 million) in secondary schools across Delhi. 636. Female students represented 49% . telecommunications. or private organizations. banking.63% in 2003.000. five medical colleges and eight engineering colleges. Delhi's large consumer market. In 2001 the total workforce in all government (union and state) and quasi-government sector was 620. the NCT government. IGNOU is for distance education learning. In comparison.29 lakh (1. In the year 2006. theCentral Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) or the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). approximately 15.000 workers while the number of industrial units was 129. telecommunications. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Jamia Hamdard). media and tourism. health and community services. coupled with the easy availability of skilled labour.69 lakh (0. 8. hotels.
95% of its gross state domestic product on education. Recent developments and economical growth in Delhi have put the city on the global map competing with other top notch cities in the world. AJK. Delhi’s infrastructure is attracting MNCs and corporate bodies from all over the world. Other major initiatives of the government include telecom. School of Planning and Architecture. National Law University. Dr. power facilities.of the total enrollment. Maulana Azad Medical College. As of 2008. sanitation. healthcare facilities. Indian Statistical Institute. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Higher education or research institutes in Delhi include All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Delhi is expected to be a city with minimum red lights. In the coming few years. Literacy rate in Delhi is 82. BPOs and other IT Services are among the growing industries in Delhi. which means that the traffic problem will be reduced to a great extent. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. etc. the Delhi government spent between 1. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. bridges. Information technology.Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital & PGIMER. Jawaharlal Nehru University. Education in Delhi has always been the specialty of Delhi with so many good schools and colleges to choose from. Primary facilities of transportation and healthcare are no more a subject of concern for the people of Delhi because the government has plans to expand the existing Metro Rail Service to other . flyovers. Delhi has the infrastructure to be called as the modern city. Delhi. Indian Law Institute.58% and 1. The same year. about 16% of all Delhi residents possessed at least a college graduate degree. housing. and transportation.3% Infrastructure Delhi has seen major infrastructural changes over the past few years amidst increased foreign investment and economic growth. Delhi School of Economics. Mass Communication Research Centre etc. Jamia Millia Islamia. Delhi has a much improved infrastructure with new roads. Delhi Technological University.
. Hospitals in Delhi: Medical facility is an integral part of a well established city and Delhi ranks among the best in medical facilities in India. There are many low budget hotels in Pahar Ganj area of New Delhi which is flooded with hotels. It is a two-terminal airport with major Airlines from across the world having flights to and from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Out of the two terminals. It coordinates with other government and nongovernment organization to deliver thebest medical facility in Delhi. Also. one is the Domestic Terminal some 3 kilometers away from the International Terminal. Transport System in Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation or the DTC is the main transportation medium in Delhi. there are private Blue Line services which are under the private hands. Delhi Airports: International Airport of Delhi popularly known as Indira Gandhi International Airport is located 24 kilometers south of New Delhi. Now all buses have been converted into CNG in order to control the pollution level of the city. The project is under the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. In Delhi. Delhi Hotels: Delhi has hotels and tourist accommodation all across the city with cheap and best service. the health care facilities have improved with free services to poor and advanced treatments available at government hospitals. Directorate of health Services (DHS) under the government of NCT of Delhi is the major agency committed to delivering better health care. DTC plies all round Delhi with buses at frequent intervals to ease the commuting of passengers. Delhi government has outlined major proposals in Delhi Master Plan-2021 (MPD 2021) which include major infrastructural changes in the city. DTC is the world's largest compressed natural gas bus service. there are a number of government and non-government organizations offering health care facilities to the citizens.parts of Delhi and NCR. If you are habitual of a luxurious lifestyle then Delhi has five star and three star hotels offering quality service. It has become the "life line" of Delhi as people are dependent on Delhi Metro for commuting to different places within the city. Apart from the bus service of the DTC. Hotels in Delhi suit all pockets where a visitor has a number of options to choose from. Delhi Metro Rail: Metro rail service in Delhi has come as a much awaited gift for the people of Delhi which has indeed changed the transport facility of the city. Tourists from around the country find this place a suitable option because of its vicinity to New Delhi railway station and Central Delhi. re-development in the form of new multi-storied buildings and encouraging population shift to NCR. Some of the main proposals are extension of present commercial areas in Delhi. The service has come a long way since its inception in the year 1984. Delhi Metro Project has been recognized all over the world for its specialty in terms of a hi-tech rail and better equipped transport system. DMRC and it deserves all the credit for transforming the transport service of the city.
Jantar Mantar and Lotus Temple.Tourism Delhi is the place which has a high esteem history and culture to boast on. This is indeed very commendable because you need such places to experience peace and tranquility away from the rush of hectic and busy lifestyle where everyone is running to make their ends meet. India Gate. Historical monuments and ancient architecture makes the city a sought after destination for tourists and connoisseurs. The monuments in the city are very well preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India which goes to show the importance of preserving the ancient remains over other developmental activities. . Qutub Minar. Monuments of a city give you an insight to the city's past and history. Another factor that is responsible for these well maintained structures is the vocal nature of the citizens who fight and raise their voices to protect the ancient heritage and culture. Delhi is ahistoric land which has a diversified culture and the effect of the past civilization can be seen even today among the citizens and the demography of Delhi. Humayun's Tomb. Iron Pillar. Purana Quila. People of Delhi are very proud of the cultural heritage and this is reason why people don't hesitate in planning a vacation to Delhi. Among the most popular monuments in Delhi are the Red Fort.
Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and it was again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan behind this architectural masterpiece. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble. peace and wisdom. The Bahai temple was completed in 1986. Lotus Temple: Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith.The richness of Delhi's heritage can be seen in grand Mughal forts and the temples that represent great Indian architecture. It is located in Old Delhi. It stands on the bank of river Yamuna. Humayun's tomb is preceded by a tomb with blue dome. The fort was built by Shahjahan .the Mughal King who also built the famous Taj Mahal . The whole structure is made of Red stone. Located in Old Delhi. cement. floral motifs and exquisite carved pillars made of stones.in 1648. Every body has the same question when one sees the structure for the first time. Shahjahan called it the Uru-Mu’alla. This amazing structure comprises of 20. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions. Lal Qila (Red Fort): Lal Quila also called the Red Fort is one of the most important monuments of India. It is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi. Mughals used to build victory towers to proclaim and celebrate victories. Some of the tourist places in delhi: Monuments in Delhi Chattarpur Mandir Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Guruidwara Shish Ganj Lodi Tomb Parliament House Purana Qila Rashtrapati Bhavan Safdarjung Tomb Akshardham Temple: Akshardham Temple in Delhi has an important place in Delhi's tourism. Lotus Temple is among the most visited monuments in India. Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Qutub Minar: The tall and ever attractive monument of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar. The question that is often being put up is "Why the monument is that big?" or "Was there any specific reason to build such a tall building or it was just a wish of the person who built it?" Well. Humayun's Tomb: Visiting Humayun's tomb is a wonderful experience where you get to see the Mughal architecture and the history of Mughal India. just opposite to the famous Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Since then the temple has received recognition from all over the world for its splendid architecture and design. the churches and public buildings along the central Delhi landscape. The temple is located at NH 24. Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi and Red Fort was the new capital.000 statues. Other important aspects are the buildings made in European style. The place provides immaculate environment for meditation. Noida Mor. New Delhi. The dome has been made with Persian tiles which became very popular since Mughals came to India. . the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. the exact reason is assumed to have something related to commemorating the victory. dolomite and sand. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were involved in the construction of the msque. The structure depicts great Indian culture and its architecture is simply immaculate.
India Gate: India Gate is situated on the Raj Path of New Delhi. . Safdarjung Tomb: The Tomb of Mirza Muqim Abu’l Mansur Khan entitled Safdar Jung (A. India Gate was originally called the All India War Memorial.D. 1719-48) and later his Prime Minister is the last example of the Mughal tomb layout. 1739-54).D. Closely looking at the walls of India Gate would let you know the names of 90. It is a typical example of the charbagh pattern of Mughal gardens. the Afgan War and the North-West Frontier operations. The structure was finally completed in the year 1931. which began with Humayun’s tomb. India Gate was built by Edwin Lutyens to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afgan War.000 soldiers who died during the World War I. victory of Avadh under Mohammad Shah (A.
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