New Delhi

capital city of India

New Delhi (Hindi: नई दिल्ली) is the capital of India. It is also a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).

India Gate at New Delhi

In traditional Indian geography, it is in the North Indian zone. The city has an area of about 42.7 square kilometres (16.5 sq mi). New Delhi has a population of about 9.4 million people.[1]

The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by George V in 1911.[2] It was designed by British architects. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931,[3] by Viceroy and Governor-General Irwin.

References change

  1. "Facts about New Delhi". New Delhi Hub. Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  2. Lahiri, Tripti (13 January 2012). "New Delhi: One of history's best-kept secrets". The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Stancati, Margherita (8 December 2011). "New Delhi becomes the capital of Independent India". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 December 2023.