Delhi's high population growth rate, coupled with high economic growth rate, has resulted in an ever increasing demand for transport, creating excessive pressure on the city's existent transport infrastructure.
In 2004–05, approximately 15.29 lakh (1.529 million) students were enrolled in primary schools, 8.22 lakh (0.822 million) in middle schools and 6.69 lakh (0.669 million) in secondary schools across Delhi.
By 2003, the National Capital Territory of Delhi had a population of 14.1 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in India after Mumbai.
Many ethnic groups and cultures are represented in Delhi, making it a cosmopolitan city.
In 1911, Delhi was again declared as the capital of British India.
Delhi also has lower courts; the Small Causes Court for civil cases, and the Sessions Court for criminal cases.
Safdarjung Airport is the other airfield in Delhi used for general aviation purpose.
Muhammad ibn Tughluq, his successor, extended the city further northeast; this became the fourth city of Delhi.
Punjabi cuisine and Mughlai delicacies like kababs and biryanis are popular in several parts of Delhi.
Human habitation was probably present in and around Delhi during the second millennium B.C.E.
Delhi's large consumer market, coupled with the easy availability of skilled labor, has attracted foreign investment in Delhi.
The near bulge slows the object more than the far bulge speeds it up, and as a result the orbit decays.
Most of the city, including New Delhi, lies west of the river.
Delhi's culture is evident in its extremely wide variety of religions, ethnicities, languages, and practices throughout its lengthy history.
Construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services, and real estate form integral parts of Delhi's economy.
Delhi's retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India.
A diplomatic hub, represented by embassies of 160 countries, Delhi has a large expatriate population as well.
Delhi's service sector has expanded due in part to the large skilled English-speaking workforce that has attracted many multinational companies.
Ala-ud-Din Khalji built the second city of Delhi at Siri, three miles northeast of the Qutb Minar.
Delhi is located at 28°61?N 77°23?E, and lies in northern India.
Delhi is administratively divided into nine police-zones, which are further subdivided into 95 local police stations.
Due to Delhi's large cosmopolitan population, cuisines from every part of India, including Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, Bengali, Hyderabadi cuisines, and South Indian food items like idli, sambar and dosa are widely available.
Migration to Delhi from the rest of India continues, contributing more to the rise of Delhi's population than the birth rate, which is declining.
Most Delhiites celebrate the day by flying kites, which are considered a symbol of freedom.
During the British Raj, New Delhi was built as an administrative quarter of the city.
Delhi daily produces 8000 tons of solid waste which is dumped at three landfill sites by MCD.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is situated in the southwestern corner of Delhi and serves for domestic and international connections.
National events such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's birthday) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Delhi.
Old Delhi still contains legacies of its rich Mughal past that can be found among the old city's tangle of snaking lanes and teeming bazaars.
Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
Notwithstanding, it was ruled by Sultan kings until 1526, when Babur, the first Mughal ruler, reestablished Delhi as the seat of his empire.
A constitutional amendment in 1991 gave Delhi a special status among the Union Territories; Delhi has its own legislative assembly with limited powers.
By 2015, Delhi is expected to be the third largest agglomeration in the world after Tokyo and Mumbai.
At 1194 mi (1922 km) of road length per 62 miІ (100 kmІ), Delhi has one of the highest road densities in India.
New Delhi was declared the capital of India after India gained independence from British rule in 1947.
Delhi has a per capita income of 53,976 INR which is around 2.5 times of the national average.
Having experienced the rule by Mauyuran, Sultan, Mughal, British, and democratic systems throughout the years, specific cultural influences in Delhi are often too blurred to identify conclusively.
The Delhi metropolitan area lies within the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).
New Delhi, also known as Lutyens' Delhi, was officially declared as the seat of the Government of India and the capital of the republic after independence on 15 August 1947.
In 2004–2005, there were 2,515 primary, 635 middle, 504 secondary and 1,208 senior secondary schools in Delhi.
Shortly after the Rebellion, Calcutta was declared the capital of British India and Delhi was made a district province of the Punjab.
Delhi, sometimes referred to as Dilli or Dhilli, is the second largest metropolis in India after Mumbai.
The chairperson of the NDMC is appointed by the Government of India in consultation with the Chief Minister of Delhi.
Many ancient monuments and archaeological sites remain as a testament to Delhi’s rich and diverse history.
The Mughals built a section of the city (now known as Old City or Old Delhi) that served as the capital of Mughal Empire for a long period.
Radio is a less popular mass medium in Delhi, although FM radio has been gaining ground since the inauguration of several new FM channels in 2006.
The Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991 declared the Union Territory of Delhi to be formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi.
The District Administration of Delhi is the enforcing department for all kinds of State and Central Government policies and exercises supervisory powers over numerous other functionaries of the Government.
Schools and higher educational institutions in Delhi are administered either by the Directorate of Education, the NCT government, or private organizations.
Three World Heritage Sites—the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb—are located in Delhi.
In 2005, Delhi accounted for the highest percentage (16.2 percent) of the crimes reported in the 35 cities in India with populations of one million or more.
Other events such as Kite Flying Festival, International Mango Festival and Vasant Panchami (the Spring Festival) are held every year in Delhi.
Roads were cut through the forests, and in 1970, the work on the Trans-Amazon Highway network began.
Several industrial units in Delhi rely on their own electrical generators to meet their electric demand and for back up during Delhi's frequent and disruptive power cuts.
The average date of the advent of monsoon winds in Delhi is June 29.
Print journalism remains a popular news medium in Delhi.
The Delhi Police, headed by the Police Commissioner, is one of the largest metropolitan police forces in the world.
Sports facilities in Delhi include the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium and the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
The rapid development and urbanization of Delhi and surrounding areas coupled with the high average income of the populace has largely eclipsed socio-cultural traits that once represented the city.
The act of "ollieing" onto an obstacle and sliding along it on the trucks of the board is known as grinding, and has become a mainstay of modern skateboarding.
Hinduism is the religion of 82 percent of Delhi's population.
The third city of Delhi was built by Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluz (1320-1325) at Tughlakabad but had to be abandoned in favor of the old site near the Qutb Minar because of a scarcity of water.
The high migration rate has made Delhi one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
The Delhi High Court exercises jurisdiction over Delhi.
Delhi is still considered to be one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Delhi is well connected to other parts of India by five National Highways: NH 1, 2, 8, 10 and 24.
Two prominent features of the geography of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plain and the Delhi ridge.
The first is classified as the original site of Delhi, and includes all those who ruled it.
The Delhi cricket team represents the city in the Ranji Trophy, a domestic first-class cricket championship played between different cities and states of India.
The four main railway stations are Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Sarai Rohilla and New Delhi Railway Station.
Delhi has grown up to be a cosmopolitan city owing to the immigration of people from across the country.
Delhi was a traditional stronghold of the Indian National Congress, also known as the Congress Party.
Delhi's manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi.
The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city.
The distribution of electricity is carried out by companies run by TATA'S & Reliance Energy Ltd. in Delhi.
Like many other large cities of the world, Delhi suffers from urbanization problems such as pollution, traffic congestion and scarcity of resources.
According to the 2001 Census of India, the population of Delhi that year was 13,782,976.
The Archaeological Survey of India recognizes 175 monuments in Delhi as national heritage sites.
Delhi has 43 fire stations (under Delhi Fire Service) that attend about 15,000 fire and rescue calls per year.
Public transport in Delhi is provided by buses, auto rickshaws, a rapid transit system, taxis and suburban railways.
A number of state-owned and private radio stations broadcast from Delhi, including All India Radio (AIR), one of the world's largest radio service providers, which offers six radio channels in ten languages.
Both parties have advocated full-fledged statehood for Delhi, but the process to establish this has been slow.
The Parliament of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) and the Supreme Court of India are located in New Delhi.
The previously mentioned influx of immigrants into Delhi has helped cause a number of seemingly unsolvable problems to the city’s infrastructure.
Delhi's unemployment rate decreased from 12.57 percent in 1999–2000 to 4.63 percent in 2003.
Delhi's workforce constitutes 32.82 percent of the population, showing an increase of 52.52 percent between 1991 and 2001.
One of the most appealing features of plastics has been their low price compared to other materials.
Delhi lies almost entirely in the Gangetic Plains.
In 1997, Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) replaced Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking which was managed by the MCD.
According a 1999–2000 estimate, the total number of people living below the poverty line in Delhi was 1,149,000 (which was 8.23 percent of the total population).
Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures.
During the partition of India thousands of Hindu and Sikh refugees from West Punjab and Sindh migrated to Delhi.
New Delhi houses several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of the British colonial architecture.
Delhi falls under seismic zone-IV, making it vulnerable to major earthquakes.
The same year, the Delhi government spent between 1.58 percent and 1.95 percent of its gross state domestic product on education.
The tertiary sector contributes 70.95 percent of Delhi's gross SDP followed by secondary and primary sectors with 25.2 percent and 3.85 percent contribution respectively.
Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Delhi was a major city on the old trade routes from northwest India to the Gangetic Plains.
Delhi was sacked at the end of the fourteenth century by Timur (Tamerlane) and the last of the sultan kings moved the capital from Delhi, so it diminished in importance.
Located in northern India on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has the political status of a federally-administered union territory known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).
Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism, is the only major river flowing through Delhi.
Delhi has four major satellite cities which lie outside the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Delhi has a maximum length of 32 mi (48.48 km) and the maximum width of 30 mi (48 km).
The capital of India, New Delhi, falls under the administration of NDMC.
Parts of the old city were pulled down to create New Delhi; a monumental new quarter of the city designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens to house the government buildings.
Delhi lost bidding for the 2014 Asian Games, but is bidding for 2020 Olympic Games.
Historically, Delhi has always remained an important trading center in northern India.
In 1218, Genghis Khan came down from the Altai Mountains, marched through Iranian territories in Transoxiana to Khorasan, occupied mainland Persia, then turned east through India and China.
The water supply in Delhi is managed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
A few years ago, the power sector in Delhi was handed over to private companies.