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25 Interesting Facts About Delhi

Facts About Delhi

  1. Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India.
  2. Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region, which is a unique ‘interstate regional planning’ area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985.
  3. Delhi has a total of 11 political zones which are further divided into 95 police stations.
  4. Delhi hosted the inaugural 1951 Asian Games, 1982 Asian Games, 1983 NAM Summit, 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2012 BRICS Summit and was one of the major host cities of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
  5. Delhi has the highest road density of 2103 km/100 km2 in India.
  6. Delhi is twinned with: Beijing, China; Chicago, United States; Fukuoka, Japan & London, United Kingdom.
  7. The Population of Delhi is estimated at around 25 Million as of 2020.
  8. Delhi has partnerships with the following cities: Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Yerevan, Armenia.
  9. Delhi’s metro is the country’s first modern transportation system.
  10. 20% of Delhi’s landmass is covered by forests.
  11. As of 2014, Delhi’s most spoken language is Hindi with 81%, followed by Punjabi, Urdu, and Bengali.
  12. New Delhi and Delhi are actually two separate places! Delhi is a National Capital Territory, in which New Delhi is also the capital.
  13. Delhi is a member of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21.
  14. Delhi is the Second Most Populated City in the World.
  15. Delhi has the highest number of registered cars in India.
  16. The city of Delhi actually consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south.
  17. Delhi’s Khari Baoli market is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market.
  18. Delhi is Home to the World’s Tallest Brick Structure, The Qutub Minar.
  19. The city has an area of about 42.7 km2.
  20. Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi is the second oldest international cricket stadium after Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  21. Only Five of the Original 14 Gates of the Walled City of Delhi are Still Standing.
  22. Delhi is the Second Most Bird-Rich Capital in the World.
  23. Delhi has an International Toilet museum which is run by Sulabh International dedicated to the history of sanitation and toilets.
  24. The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911.
  25. The main airport in New Delhi, named after Indira Gandhi, is said to oversee more than 40 million passengers each year.
Interesting Facts About Delhi
Interesting Facts About Delhi
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