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Delhi ">[d̪ɪlliː] Dilli; Devanāgarī: दिल्ली), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the most expansive city in India—about 1,484 square kilometres . It has a population of about 25 million, making it the second most populous city after Mumbai and most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Urban expansion in Delhi has caused it to grow beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states. At its largest extent, there is a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014. According to data released by Oxford Economics, Delhi NCR urban agglomeration has replaced Mumbai Metropolitan Region urban agglomeration as the economic capital of India. However the comparison of the figures specific to the Metropolis of Delhi and Metropolis of Mumbai was not provided by this institution. These figures however did not match with those revealed by the reserve bank of India, The economic survey of India, The economic survey of Delhi and Maharashtra.

City and Union territory
National Capital Territory of Delhi
From top clockwise: Lotus temple, Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, Akshardham temple and India Gate.
From top clockwise: Lotus temple, Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, Akshardham temple and India Gate.
Location of Delhi in India
Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″E / 28.61000°N 77.23000°E / 28.61000; 77.23000Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°13′48″E / 28.61000°N 77.23000°E / 28.61000; 77.23000
Country  India
Settled 6th century B.C., 3000 B.C. (from legend)
Incorporated 1857
Capital formation 1911
Formation of Union territory 1956
Get extra power 1 February 1992
Capital New Delhi
Districts 11
Government
 • Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung
 • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
 • Legislature Unicameral (70 seats)
 • High Court Delhi High Court
 • Police commissioner Alok Verma
Area
 • City 1,484.0 km (573.0 sq mi)
 • Water 18 km (6.9 sq mi)
 • Metro 58,332 km (22,522 sq mi)
Area rank 31st
Elevation 200–250 m (650–820 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 16,787,941
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 12,591.71/km (32,612.39/sq mi)
 • Metro 21,753,486
Demonym(s) Delhite
Languages
 • Official Hindi
 • Additional official Punjabi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Pincode(s) 1100XX
Area code(s) +91 11
ISO 3166 code IN-DL
GDP 2015
 - Total INR 968600 crore
US$ 167 billion
Website Delhi.gov.in
Part C state to Union territory by The Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 & States Reorganisation Act, 1956
by The Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991

Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, [d̪ɪlliː] Dilli; Devanāgarī: दिल्ली), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the most expansive city in India—about 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). It has a population of about 25 million, making it the second most populous city after Mumbai and most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3 largest urban area in the world. Urban expansion in Delhi has caused it to grow beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states. At its largest extent, there is a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014. According to data released by Oxford Economics, Delhi NCR urban agglomeration has replaced Mumbai Metropolitan Region urban agglomeration as the economic capital of India. However the comparison of the figures specific to the Metropolis of Delhi and Metropolis of Mumbai was not provided by this institution. These figures however did not match with those revealed by the reserve bank of India, The economic survey of India, The economic survey of Delhi and Maharashtra.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

Delhi and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th Amendment Act of 1991. The NCR includes the neighbouring cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Faridabad, Greater Noida, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Rewari, Baghpat, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Alwar, Bharatpur and other nearby towns. A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi. Delhi hosted the first and ninth Asian Games in 1951 and 1982 respectively, 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.

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