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'''South Delhi''' is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.
   
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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.
   
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South Delhi 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).
   
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Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli.
   
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The division shown on the map bears only administrative significance, as to 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, a region protruding into administrative South West Delhi district.
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== Demographics ==
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According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 10,935 inhabitants per square kilometre (28,320/sq mi) .<sup>[2]</sup> Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.59%.<sup>[2]</sup>South Delhi has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 87.03%
   
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== Importance ==
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South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many important locations. It has immense historical significance. South Delhi is one of the historical districts of Delhi. Out of the eleven 'historical cities' of Delhi, four, viz. Rai Pithora (1st), Mehrauli (2nd), Siri (including Hauz Khas) (3rd) and Tughlaqabad (5th) fall in the South Delhi district alone .
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This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, Saidulajaib, Mohammadpur, Khirki, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, Badarpur on historic Grand Trunk Road, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, Dera Village, etc.
   
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Other than history, the region has economic and educational importance too. In Nehru Place, it has Asia's largest computer market and IT market of the city. The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,The All India Institute of Medical Sciences and The National Institute of Fashion Technology,three of the country's premier institutes in the field of technology,medicine and fashion respectively lie in the Hauz Khas locality of South Delhi. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade of Delhi too is located in the Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi.Sangam Vihar is the largest Colony of the Asia is also Located in the South Delhi,which has the highest Population in the State. The top Central University Jamia Millia Islamia is situated at Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi.
 
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<nowiki>'''South Delhi''' is an administrative district of the [[National Capital Territory of Delhi]] in [[India]].</nowiki>
 
 
 
 
It is bounded by the <nowiki>[[Yamuna River]]</nowiki> to the east, the districts of <nowiki>[[New Delhi]]</nowiki> to the north, <nowiki>[[Faridabad District]] of [[Haryana]]</nowiki> state to the southeast, <nowiki>[[Gurgaon District]]</nowiki> of Haryana to the southwest, and <nowiki>[[South West Delhi]]</nowiki> to the west.
 
 
 
 
South Delhi has a population of 2,258,367 (2001 census), and an area of <nowiki>{{convert|250|km2}}</nowiki>, with a population density of 9,034 persons per<nowiki>&</nowiki>nbsp;km² (23,397 persons per<nowiki>&</nowiki>nbsp;mi²).
 
 
 
 
Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, <nowiki>[[Saket]], [[Hauz Khas]], and [[Mehrauli]].<ref>[http://dcsouth.delhigovt.nic.in/organization.htm#1 Organisational Structure] Official website.</ref></nowiki>
 
 
 
 
The division shown on the map bears only administrative significance, as to the common citizen, broadly speaking <nowiki>[[Delhi]]</nowiki> 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 <nowiki>[[Delhi]]'s [[Indira Gandhi International Airport|IGI Airport]]</nowiki> in the South West to the river <nowiki>[[Yamuna]]</nowiki> in the South East, a region protruding into administrative <nowiki>[[South West Delhi]]</nowiki> district.
 
 
 
 
<nowiki>==Demographics==</nowiki>
 
 
According to the <nowiki>[[2011 census of India|2011 census]]</nowiki> South Delhi has a <nowiki>[[Demographics of India|population]] of 2,733,752,<ref name=districtcensus>{{cite web | url = http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php | title = District Census 2011 | accessdate = 30 September 2011 | year = 2011 | publisher = Census2011.co.in}}</ref></nowiki> roughly equal to the nation of <nowiki>[[Jamaica]]<ref name="cia">{{</nowiki>cite web | author = US Directorate of Intelligence | title = Country Comparison:Population | url = <nowiki>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html</nowiki> | accessdate = 1 October 2011 | quote = 
 
 
Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est
 
 
 <nowiki>}}</ref></nowiki> or the US state of <nowiki>[[Nevada]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php|title=2010</nowiki> Resident Population Data|publisher=U. S. Census Bureau|accessdate=30 September 2011| quote =
 
 
Nevada 2,700,551
 
 
 <nowiki>}}</ref></nowiki> This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of <nowiki>[[Districts of India|640]]).<ref name=districtcensus/></nowiki> The district has a population density of <nowiki>{{convert| 10935 |PD/sqkm|PD/sqmi}} .<ref name=districtcensus/> Its [[Family planning in India|population growth rate]]</nowiki> over the decade 2001-2011 was  20.59%.<nowiki><ref name=districtcensus/></nowiki> South Delhi has a <nowiki>[[sex ratio]] of 859 [[Women in India|females]]</nowiki> for every 1000 males,<nowiki><ref name=districtcensus/> and a [[Literacy in India|literacy rate]] of 87.03%.<ref name=districtcensus/></nowiki>
 
 
 
 
<nowiki>==Importance==</nowiki>
 
 
South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many important locations. It has immense historical significance. South Delhi is one of the historical districts of Delhi. Out of the eleven 'historical cities' of Delhi, four, viz. Rai Pithora (1st), <nowiki>[[Mehrauli]] (2nd), [[Siri Fort|Siri]] (including [[Hauz Khas]]) (3rd) and [[Tughlaqabad]]</nowiki> (5th) fall in the South Delhi district alone .
 
 
 
 
This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, <nowiki>[[Jia Sarai]], [[Ber Sarai]], Lado Sarai, [[Katwaria Sarai]], [[Yusuf Sarai]], [[Hauz Khas Complex|Hauz Khas Village]], [[Munirka]], [[Kotla Mubarakpur Complex|Kotla Mubarakpur]], [[Begumpur]], [[Saidul Ajaib|Saidulajaib]]</nowiki>, Mohammadpur, <nowiki>[[Khirki Masjid|Khirki]]</nowiki>, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, <nowiki>[[Badarpur, Delhi|Badarpur]] on historic [[Grand Trunk Road]]</nowiki>, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, Dera Village, etc.
 
 
 
 
Other than history, the region has economic and educational importance too. In <nowiki>[[Nehru Place]], it has [[Asia]]</nowiki>'s largest computer market and IT market of the city. The <nowiki>[[Indian Institute of Technology Delhi]],The [[All India Institute of Medical Sciences]] and The [[National Institute of Fashion Technology]]</nowiki>,three of the country's premier institutes in the field of technology,medicine and fashion respectively lie in the <nowiki>[[Hauz Khas]]</nowiki> locality of South Delhi. The <nowiki>[[Indian Institute of Foreign Trade]]</nowiki> of Delhi too is located in the Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi.Sangam Vihar is the largest Colony of the Asia is also Located in the South Delhi,which has the highest Population in the State. The top Central University <nowiki>[[Jamia Millia Islamia]]</nowiki> is situated at Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi.
 
 
 
 
The administrative district had 20% Green Cover, as of 2009. It has several spacious green parks, wildlife sanctuary, biodiversity parks and green belts. Deer Park and Rose Garden in <nowiki>[[Hauz Khas]], [[Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary|Asola Wildlife Sanctuary]]</nowiki> close to Delhi's southern border on the Aravallis foothills are few examples. It has a good mix of concrete and greens.
 
 
 
 
Many important city roads such as Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, <nowiki>[[Mehrauli-Badarpur Road]], [[Sri Aurobindo Marg|Aurobindo Marg]]</nowiki>, August Kranti Marg, Press Enclave Road, etc. fall in this district, while arterial roads like <nowiki>[[Ring Road, Delhi|Inner Ring Road]], [[Outer Ring Road, Delhi|Outer Ring Road]] and [[National Highway 2 (India)|NH-2]]</nowiki> pass through it.
 
   
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The administrative district had 20% Green Cover, as of 2009. It has several spacious green parks, wildlife sanctuary, biodiversity parks and green belts. Deer Park and Rose Garden in Hauz Khas, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary close to Delhi's southern border on the Aravallis foothills are few examples. It has a good mix of concrete and greens.
   
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Many important city roads such as Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Aurobindo Marg, August Kranti Marg, Press Enclave Road, etc. fall in this district, while arterial roads like Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and NH-2 pass through it.
   
 
Jahaz Mahal, Zafar Mahal, Tughlaqabad, Hauz Khas Complex, Bijay Mandal, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and the Safdarjung Tomb comprise some of South Delhi's most scenic heritage sites.
 
Jahaz Mahal, Zafar Mahal, Tughlaqabad, Hauz Khas Complex, Bijay Mandal, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and the Safdarjung Tomb comprise some of South Delhi's most scenic heritage sites.
 
 
 
<nowiki>==Life==</nowiki>
 
 
South district is considered to be the most affluent of all residential districts of Delhi. This comparison of course, excludes the districts falling under Lutyen's Delhi, viz. <nowiki>[[New Delhi]] and [[Central Delhi]]</nowiki>. With upscale areas like <nowiki>[[Greater Kailash]], [[South Extension]], [[jangpura]], [[East of Kailash]], [[Saket]], [[Sainik Farm]], [[Chittaranjan Park]], [[Malviya Nagar (Delhi)|Malviya Nagar]], [[Alaknanda]], [[Hauz Khas]], [[Green Park, Delhi|Green Park]], [[Defence Colony]]</nowiki>, Lajpat Nagar, <nowiki>[[Kalkaji]], [[New Friends Colony]]</nowiki>, Sarita Vihar, <nowiki>[[Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh metro station|Jasola Vihar]], [[Gulmohar Park]], [[Gulmohar enclave]], and [[Vasant Kunj]]</nowiki>, it has the highest land prices outside Lutyen's Zone in Delhi. Urban villages in South Delhi, like <nowiki>[[Hauz Khas#Hauz Khas village|Hauz Khas Village]], and [[Shahpur Jat]]</nowiki> have become hub for designer boutiques, restaurants and art galleries and design studios.<nowiki><ref name="timesi">{{Cite web  | last =  | first =  | title = Art edges out history in Delhi's ancient Lado Sarai village | url = http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-04-11/art-culture/38462742_1_sweetgum-court-pooja-iranna-orange-city | publisher =The Times Of India| date =11 April 2013  | accessdate = 16 June 2013 }}</ref><ref>{{Cite web | title = Delhi’s soho | url = http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Delhi-s-soho/Article1-1076538. | archive-url = https://archive.is/20130624171922/http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Delhi-s-soho/Article1-1076538. | dead-url = yes | archive-date = 2013-06-24 | publisher = Hindustan Times | date = 15 June 201 | accessdate = 16 June 2013 }}</ref></nowiki>
 
 
 
 
Many renowned markets of <nowiki>[[Delhi]] such as [[Sarojini Nagar|Sarojini Nagar Market]]</nowiki>,Green Park Market,  <nowiki>[[Lajpat Nagar|Lajpat Nagar Market]], [[South Extension]], [[Kotla Mubarakpur]], [[Greater Kailash|M-block Market]]</nowiki>, etc. and malls such as <nowiki>[[Ansal Plaza]], [[Saket District Centre|DLF]], [[Saket District Centre|MGF Metropolitan]], [[Select Citywalk]], [[Malviya Nagar (Delhi)|Malviya Nagar]]</nowiki>, etc. are located in 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.

South Delhi 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.

The division shown on the map bears only administrative significance, as to 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, a region protruding into administrative South West Delhi district.

Delhi-map

Demographics Edit

According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640). 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, and a literacy rate of 87.03%

Importance Edit

South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many important locations. It has immense historical significance. South Delhi is one of the historical districts of Delhi. Out of the eleven 'historical cities' of Delhi, four, viz. Rai Pithora (1st), Mehrauli (2nd), Siri (including Hauz Khas) (3rd) and Tughlaqabad (5th) fall in the South Delhi district alone .

Qutub minar&#039;

This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, Saidulajaib, Mohammadpur, Khirki, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, Badarpur on historic Grand Trunk Road, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, Dera Village, etc.

Other than history, the region has economic and educational importance too. In Nehru Place, it has Asia's largest computer market and IT market of the city. The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,The All India Institute of Medical Sciences and The National Institute of Fashion Technology,three of the country's premier institutes in the field of technology,medicine and fashion respectively lie in the Hauz Khas locality of South Delhi. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade of Delhi too is located in the Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi.Sangam Vihar is the largest Colony of the Asia is also Located in the South Delhi,which has the highest Population in the State. The top Central University Jamia Millia Islamia is situated at Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi.

The administrative district had 20% Green Cover, as of 2009. It has several spacious green parks, wildlife sanctuary, biodiversity parks and green belts. Deer Park and Rose Garden in Hauz Khas, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary close to Delhi's southern border on the Aravallis foothills are few examples. It has a good mix of concrete and greens.

Many important city roads such as Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Aurobindo Marg, August Kranti Marg, Press Enclave Road, etc. fall in this district, while arterial roads like Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and NH-2 pass through it.

Jahaz Mahal, Zafar Mahal, Tughlaqabad, Hauz Khas Complex, Bijay Mandal, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and the Safdarjung Tomb comprise some of South Delhi's most scenic heritage sites.

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