Delhi is the capital
of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first
millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal
Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the
nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi,
the capital of India.
It is often said that the history of India is the history of Delhi. Delhi, the
capital of India, has always occupied a strategic position in the country's
history, as Hindu and Islamic dynasties have ruled from here, leaving their
imprint in the form of relics, which recapture those bygonetimes. Delhi, is
today, one of the fastest growing cities of India.
Area : 1483 sq kms
Altitude : 239 m above sea level
Population : 9,370,475
Males : 5,120,733
Females : 4,249,742
Literacy Rate : 76.1%
Languages : Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English
Climate : The city has an extreme climate.
December and January are chilly with night times lows of 4 °C. The city
has spring months in February and March. The summer months of May & June
are scorchingly hot with mercury soaring to a high of 46 °C. The city does
not have much of rainy season. The monsoon lasts from July to September.
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