What is the Capital of India?
Capital of India is New Delhi. Administratively it is a Union Territory, officially called the National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR). Located on the banks of the Yamuna River in northern India , it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Why is it called New Delhi?
History of New Delhi Much of New Delhi was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th century, who provided an impressive central administrative area for British imperial pretensions. … An area of the city was dedicated to Edwin Lutyens, the Lutyens’ Delhi.
New Delhi Geography
New Delhi is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in northern India at 28.38°N and 77.13°E. It is bordered by Uttar Pradesh to the east, and Haryana to the west. There are three main geographical areas in New Delhi which are the Yamuna flood plain, the hills and plains of the Ganges, where the Yamuna flood plains provide fertile soil suitable for agriculture, although they are prone to frequent floods.
New Delhi Economy
One of the fastest growing cities in India, it is distinguished by its sky bridges built to ease the increasing traffic, in addition to its wonderful gardens, tombs, forts and monuments. The service sector is the most important part of the Indian economy, and the bulk of the population is engaged in trade and finance, public administration, professional services and social services. The main industries in New Delhi are sporting goods, plastic goods, textiles, chemicals, fertilizers, soft drinks, leather products, paint and printing. Its economic growth rate is about 9% during 2012 and 2013, and the New Delhi government expects to record an economic growth rate of up to 11% by the end of 2017.