South Delhi

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South Delhi is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.

It is bounded by the Yamuna River to the east, the districts of New Delhi to the north, Faridabad District of Haryana state to the southeast, Gurgaon District of Haryana to the southwest, and South West Delhi to the west.

It has a population of 2,258,367 (2001 census), and an area of 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi), with a population density of 9,034 persons per km² (23,397 persons per mi²).

Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli.[1]

The division shown on the map for South Dehli is only administrative. For the common citizen, broadly speaking Delhi is vaguely ring-like, having five regions, namely North, West, South, East and Central. The usage of the term South Delhi in day-to-day life expands from Delhi's IGI Airport in the South West to the river Yamuna in the South East. This is a region going into the administrative South West Delhi district.

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica[3] or the US state of Nevada.[4] This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 10,935 inhabitants per square kilometre (28,320/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.59%.[2] South Delhi has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 87.03%.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Organisational Structure Official website.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est
  4. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551

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