New Delhi (India)

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20:07 24 Jun 2018

28.61786 N, 77.24370 E

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New Delhi is the seat of government and capital of India. It is also a district and municipality in Delhi and serves as the seat of Delhi's Government. The city covers a total area of approx 42,7 km2 (16,5 ml2) and has population of around 250,000 people (2011 census).

  • The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by George V, Emperor of India during 1911 Delhi Durbar. The city was designed by British architects, Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Edwin Lutyens. The New Delhi city plan, like its architecture, was chosen with a single chief consideration: to be the symbol of British supremacy. All other decisions subordinated to this; it was this framework which dictated the choice of symbology and influences from both Islamic and Hindu architecture. The new capital was inaugurated on February 13, 1931, by Lord Irwin, Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
  • Although colloquially New Delhi and Delhi as names are used interchangeably in order to refer to the jurisdiction of NCT (National Capital Territory) of Delhi, these are distinct entities, and New Delhi is a small part of Delhi.
  • New Delhi was selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as 'smart city' under India's Prime Minister flagship Smart Cities Mission.
  • New Delhi is a unique cosmopolitan city due to the multi-cultural presence of the Indian political system. The capital status of the city has amplified the great importance of national events like the Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi's birthday (Gandhi Jayanti), celebrated with enthusiasm in New Delhi city and the rest of India. On the Independence Day (August 15) the Prime Minister addresses the whole nation from the Red Fort and most Delhiites celebrate it by flying kites, considered a symbol of freedom. 
  • New Delhi homes a number of museums and historic sites. The National Museum began with an exhibition of Indian art at the Royal Academy in London in 1947–1948 winter. On August 15, 1949 it was formally inaugurated and now features 200,000 works of art covering more than 5,000 years.
  • The India Gate created in 1931 was inspired by Paris' Arc de Triomphe. It is India's national monument commemorating the 90,000 soldiers of Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for British Raj in WWI and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

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