List of districts of Delhi

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The National Capital Territory of Delhi is divided into eleven revenue districts. Each district is headed by a Deputy Magistrate and has three subdivisions. A Subdivision Magistrate heads each subdivision. All Deputy Commissioners report to the Divisional Commissioner. These district are meant only for revenue collection & Administration.

The initial nine districts came into existence from January 1997. Prior to that, there used to be only one district for whole of Delhi with district headquarters at Tis-Hazari. In September 2012, two new districts, viz. South East and Shahdara were added to the city's map,[1] taking the total count to 11.

The District Administration of Delhi is the enforcement department for all kinds of Government of Delhi and Central Government policies and exercises supervisory over numerous other functionaries of the Government. Below is the list of the districts and subdivisions of Delhi:

Map showing the nine districts of Delhi
The skyline of Central Delhi
The South Block in New Delhi houses the Indian defence and finance ministries.
Districts of National Capital Territory of Delhi
# District Headquarters Sub divisions
1 Central Delhi Daryaganj Daryaganj Paharganj Karol Bagh
2 North Delhi Sadar Bazaar Sadar Bazaar Kotwali Civil Lines
3 South Delhi Saket Kalkaji Defence Colony Hauz Khas
4 East Delhi Preet Vihar Gandhi Nagar Preet Vihar Vivek Vihar
5 North East Delhi Shahdara Seelampur Shahdara Seema Puri
6 South West Delhi Dwarka,_Delhi Vasant Vihar Najafgarh Delhi Cantonment
7 New Delhi Connaught Place Connaught Place Parliament Street Chanakyapuri
8 North West Delhi Kanjhawala Saraswati Vihar Narela Model Town[2]
9 West Delhi Rajouri Garden Patel Nagar Punjabi Bagh Dwarka
Area and Population of Districts of NCT
District Area
Census 1991
Census 2001
Census 2011 [3]
Central Delhi 23.36 656,533 646,385 578,671
North Delhi 58.92 686,654 781,525 883,418
South Delhi 249.44 1,501,881 2,267,023 2,733,752
East Delhi 48.90 1,023,078 1,463,583 1,707,725
North East Delhi 56.32 1,085,250 1,768,061 2,240,749
South West Delhi 420.80 1,087,573 1,755,041 2,292,363
New Delhi 34.95 168,669 179,112 133,713
North West Delhi 442.84 1,777,968 2,860,869 3,651,261
West Delhi 130.56 1,433,038 2,128,908 2,531,583
Totals 1483.0 9,420,644 13,850,507 16,753,235

Municipal Corporations[edit]

Apart from these districts, there are three municipal corporations, one municipal council, and one Cantonment Board within the National Capital Territory:

See also[edit]

Govt of NCT of Delhi


(North Delhi District)