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Naitional Caipital Territory o Delhi
Frae top clockwise: Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, Akshardham Temple, an India Gate.
Location o Delhi in Indie.
Location o Delhi in Indie.
Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″E / 28.61000°N 77.23000°E / 28.61000; 77.23000
 • Lt. GovernorAnil Baijal[1]
 • Chief MeenisterArvind Kejriwal (AAP)
 • LegislatureUnicameral (70 seats)
 • High CourtDelhi High Court
 • Police commissionerAmulya Patnaik[2]
 • Union territory and Ceety1484.0 km2 (573.0 sq mi)
 • Laund159.0 km2 (61.4 sq mi)
 • Water18.0 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
0–125 m (0–409 ft)
 (2011 estimate)
 • Union territory and Ceety11,007,835
 • Density3,886/km2 (10,065/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC+5.30 (Indie Staundart Time)
ZIP code(s)
110001-110098, 1100xx
Area code(s)+91 11

Delhi, locally pronooncit as Dilli (Hindi: दिल्ली, Punjabi: ਦਿੱਲੀ, Urdu: دِلّی‎) or Dehli (Hindi: देहली, Punjabi: ਦੇਹਲੀ, Urdu: دهلی‎), offeecially Naitional Caiital Territory o Delhi (NCT), is the lairgest metropolis bi aurie an the seicont-lairgest metropolis bi population in Indie.[3][4][5][6] It is the aicht lairgest metropolis in the warld bi population wi mair nor 12.25 million indwallers in the territory. Thare nearly 22.2 million residents in the greater Naitional Caipital Region urban aurie (at forby includes Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon an Faridabad alang wi ither smawer nearbi touns).[7] The name Delhi is aften forby uised fur tae include urban auries near the NCT, as weel as fur tae refer tae New Delhi, the caipital o Indie, at lees athin the metropolis. Awtho technically a federally admeenistered union territory, the poleetical admeenistration o the NCT o Delhi the day mair closely resembles that o a state o Indie wi its awn legislatur, hie court an an executive cooncil o meenisters heidit bi a Chief Meenister. New Delhi, jointly admeenistered bi baith the federal Govrenment o Indie an the local Govrenment o Delhi, is an aa the caipital o the NCT o Delhi.

Sister ceeties an twin regions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Delhi haes the follaein sister ceeties, wi which it shares guid relations:[8]

Ceety Kintra
Unitit Kinrick Lunnon Unitit Kinrick
Sooth Korea Seoul Republic o Korea
United States Chicago Unitit States
United States Washington Unitit States
United States Los Angeles Unitit States
Australie Sydney Australie
Malaysie Kuala Lumpur Malaysie
Roushie Moscow Roushie
Japan Tokyo Japan
Mongolie Ulan Bator Mongolie
Fraunce Paris Fraunce
Armenie Yerevan Armenie


Twin region[eedit | eedit soorce]

Delhi is twinned wi the follaein region an aw:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Anil Baijal takes over as new Lt Governor of Delhi". Times of India. Delhi. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. "Amulya Kumar Patnaik Officially Takes Charge As Delhi Police Commissioner". Retrieved 31 Januar 2017.
  3. Irfan Habib, The agrarian system of Mughal India, 1556-1707, Oxford University Press, 1999, ISBN 9780195623291, ... The current Survey of India spellings are followed for place names except where they vary rather noticeably from the spellings in our sources: thus I read "Dehli" not "Delhi ...
  4. Royal Asiatic Society, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 1834, ... also Dehli or Dilli, not Delhi ...
  5. L.T. Karamchandani, India, the beautiful, Sita Publication, 1968, ... According to available evidence the present Delhi, spelt in Hindustani as Dehli or Dilli, derived its name from King ...
  6. The National geographical journal of India, Volume 40, National Geographical Society of India, 1994, ... The name which remained the most popular is Dilli with variation in its pronunciation as Dilli, Dehli, or Delhi ...
  7. "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 Revision Population Database". UN. Retrieved 2 Apryle 2019.
  8. "Delhi to London, it's a sister act". India Times. 7 Julie 2002. Retrieved 18 Februar 2009.