Category: Delhi

Delhi General Information

Area: 1484 sq km Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30) Capital: New Delhi Population: 13.7 million (census 2001) Literacy Rate: 81.82% (census 2001) Geography: Located at 23.38°N 77.13°E STD Code: 011 Local Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu Local Conveyance: Rickshaws, Taxis, Metro Rail, Autos and Buses

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History of Delhi

Delhi has a long historical past dating back to the pre-historic 6th Century BC era when it was founded as ‘Indraprastha’, the capital of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic. It was earlier known as ‘Hastinapur’ or ‘Elephant City’ according to the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text. It is said that the ancient Indraprast Village existed […]