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Delhi covers an area of 1484 Sq. Km. out of which 783 Sq. Km. is under the rural and 700 Sq. Km. is under the urban section. The land stretches about 51.9 km long and 48.48 km wide. Being under the seismic zone IV the city has not witnessed any major earthquake yet.

Four states contributed (Haryana, U.P ,rajasthan and delhi) to form the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) or known as National Capital Region(NCR) of India. Haryana  contributes 13413 Sq. Km. of total area, Uttar Pradesh contributes to 10853 Sq. Km. of total area and Rajasthan contributes to 7829 Sq. Km. of total area.Delhi with a population of 13,782,976 people making it the largest populated area in the entire NCR.

Being a Union Territory, Delhi has 9 districts.

  • Central Delhi – It is one of the nine districts of NCT or the ‘National Capital Territory’ that covers an area of approximately 25 Sq. Kms. And houses more than 6.5 lakhs. The main areas here are Darya Ganj, Pahar Ganj, Karol Bagh, chandni chowk and pragati maidan . Central delhi is home to the famous monuments Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raj Pathand India Gate, Old Fort, Jama Masjid and‘Jantar Mantar’.
  • North Delhi – As per 2011, this area had 883,418 people and it runs across the Yamuna, some parts of West, North West, Central and North East Delhi.
  • South Delhi – As per 2011, it had a dense population of 2,733,752 people and it covers the areas of Yamuna, North Delhi, districts of Faridabad and Gurgaon of Haryana and south western areas of Delhi.
  • South East Delhi – As per 2011, the population in this area was 2,292,363 and it covers the areas of West, Central, New Delhi and Delhi, and the districts of Gurgaon and Jhajjar of Haryana.
  • East Delhi – As per 2011, this area had 1,707,725 people and it covers the areas of Yamuna, districts of Ghaziabad and Gautama Buddha Nagar of Uttar Pradesh and North eastern Delhi
  • New Delhi – As per 2011, the population in this area was 249,998 and it was set up in the year 1931, 13th Feb by Lord Irwin. The entire planning of the city was taken care of by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker.
  • North West Delhi – As per 2011, this area had 3,651,261 people in it and it covers the areas of Yamuna, parts of North and West Delhi, districts of Jhajjar and Sonipat of Haryana and Ghaziabad district of UP.
  • West Delhi – As per 2011, this area had 2,531,583 people in it and it covers the areas of north west, north, central and south west Delhi and Haryana’s Jhajjar district.

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