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Delhi

Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops, and spice stalls.

Location within India

Location within India
Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″ECoordinates28°36′36″N 77°13′48″E
Country  India
Settled 6th century B.C.
Incorporated 1857
Capital formation 1911
Formation of Union Territory[1][2] 1956
Formation of NCT[3] 1 February 1992
Capital New Delhi
Districts 11
Government
 • Body Government of Delhi
 • Lt. Governor Anil BaijalIAS[4]
 • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)
 • Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
 • Chief Secretary Anshu PrakashIAS[5][6][7]
 • Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik, IPS[8]
Area
 • Union territory 1,484.0 km2(573.0 sq mi)
 • Water 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Area rank 31st
Elevation 200–250 m (650–820 ft)
Population (2011)[9]
 • Union territory 16,787,941
 • Density 11,312/km2(29,298/sq mi)
 • Urban[10] 16,349,831 (2nd)
 • Megacity[9] 11,034,555 (2nd)
 • Metro (2016)[11] 26,454,000 (1st)
Demonym(s) Delhiite
Languages
 • Official
 • Additional official
GDP
 • Nominal (NCT) ₹6.86 lakh crore(US$96 billion) (2017-18)[13]
 • Nominal per capita ₹329,093 (US$4,600) (2017-18)[13]
 • Metro GDP/PPP $167–370 billion[14][15][16]
Time zone UTC+5.30 (IST)
Pincode(s) 1100XX
Area code(s) +91 11
ISO 3166 code IN-DL
HDI (2017) Increase 0.744[17] (High) · 5th
Literacy (2011) 86.21%[18]
Sex ratio (2011) 868 /1000 [18]
Website delhi.gov.in

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