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Delhi, The Capital Territory of India

Delhi (Pronunciation Dilli), the capital Union Territory, is most important and busiest place in India. It covers an area of 1,484 Sq. km between 28.61°N to 77.23°E on the bank of Yamuna River. Delhi is the biggest city with its vast area and the second largest city with its population in India only after Mumbai. According to the census of 2011, Delhi is the 8th largest metropolis in the world with 16,787,941 people.

Delhi placed on the northern parts in India. The neighboring states are - Uttar Pradesh by the east and rest part of Delhi share its border with Haryana. In the time period of the British Raj during the 18th and 19th centuries, Kolkata was the capital city but in the time of Indian independent at 1947 Delhi became the new capital city of Indian democracy.  Read more...

New Delhi, Sansad Bhawan

(Delhi, Sansad Bhawan)

Religions and Festival of Delhi

Religions in Delhi: Delhi is a city where different types (religions) of people live from ancient time period. The major religions of the city are Hinduism (80%), Muslims (10%), Sikhs (7.9%), Jains (1.1%), Christians (0.9%) and the rest are Buddhists and Jews. All types of religion followers in Delhi city celebrate a number religious festival in their own custom.

Languages in Dilli: The people of Delhi mainly use the Hindi dialect as their spoken Languages. But many other languages are also spoken here. These are Punjabi, Urdu, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Bihari, Bengali, Sindhi, Tamil, Assamese, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati. Hindi and English are used as written language as well as official language.

Festivals in Delhi: The main religious festivals of the city are Diwali (Hindu festival), Dusserha (Hindu festival), Navaratri (Hindu festival), Mahavir Jayanti (Jain festival), Guru Nanak's Birthday (Sikh festival), Durga Puja (Hindu festival), Holi (Hindu festival), Janmastami (Hindu festival), Shivaratri (Hindu festival), Eid ul-Fitr (Muslim festival), Moharram (Muslim festival) and Buddha Jayanti (Buddhist festival).

Beside of these festivals, three more national festivals are also celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. These festivals are – the Independent day of India, The Republic day of India and Gandhi Birthday.

Climate of Delhi

The weather of Dilli is unusually the moist subtropical type. Mainly three type of weather seasons are found here.

Summer in Delhi: The Summer season is continued for long time from April to mid of October. In this season the temperature increases extremely high up to 46.7°C and a wind flow called Loo blows over the city. It enters from Thar Desert of Rajasthan state.

Monsoon in Delhi: The Monsoon season appears at the end of June and continues to mid of September. During this season temperature vary from 25°C to 38°C. The average Rainfall of the city is approximately 714 mm.

Winter in Delhi: The Winter season starts from November and continues to middle of February. The minimum temperature during this season is 6°C.