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Delhi (Hindi: दिल्ली, Urdu: دہلی‎) is the second-largest city in India and, with over 11 million residents, the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population. It is a federally-administered union territory officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR).

Located on the banks of river the Yamuna in the Haryana region of northern India, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC, according to archaeological evidence. After the rise of the Delhi Sultanate, Delhi emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Indo-Gangetic plains. It is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. In 1639, Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857.


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Lightening at India Gate

The India Gate (Hindi: इंडिया गेट) is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate is prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars. Originally, a Statue of King George V had stood under the now-vacant canopy in front of the India Gate, and was removed to Coronation Park with other statues. Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

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Sansad Bhavan, Delhi
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The Sansad Bhavan is the house of the Parliament of India, located in New Delhi.

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Red Fort
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The Red Fort (Hindi: लाल क़िला, Urdu: لال قلعہ) is located in the walled city of Delhi, India and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

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