South Delhi

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South Delhi
District
South Delhi is located in Delhi
South Delhi
South Delhi
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°33′18″N 77°11′31″E / 28.5549°N 77.1919°E / 28.5549; 77.1919Coordinates: 28°33′18″N 77°11′31″E / 28.5549°N 77.1919°E / 28.5549; 77.1919
Country  India
State Delhi
Government
 • Body GNCT of Delhi
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,733,752
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Faridabad
Lok Sabha constituency South Delhi
Civic agency South Delhi Municipal Corporation
Map showing the nine districts of Delhi.

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 km², 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.[1]

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica[3] or the US state of Nevada.[4] This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] 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,[2] and a literacy rate of 87.03%.[2]

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 .

This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, 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 and The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, two of the country's premier research institutes in the field of technology and medicine 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.

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.

Life[edit]

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. New Delhi and Central Delhi. With upscale areas like Greater Kailash, Chittaranjan Park, Alaknanda, Hauz Khas, Green Park, Defence Colony, Kalkaji, New Friends Colony, Jasola Vihar, Gulmohar Park, Gulmohar enclave and Vasant Kunj, it has the highest land prices outside Lutyen's Zone in Delhi. Urban villages in South Delhi, like Hauz Khas Village, Shahpur Jat and Lado Sarai have become hub for designer boutiques, restaurants and art galleries and design studios.[5][6]

Many renowned markets of Delhi such as Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar Market, South Extension, Kotla Mubarakpur, M-block Market, etc. and malls such as Ansal Plaza, Ambience, DLF, MGF Metropolitan, Select Citywalk, etc. are located in South Delhi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Organisational Structure Official website.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 
  5. ^ "Art edges out history in Delhi's ancient Lado Sarai village". The Times Of India. Apr 11, 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Delhi’s soho". Hindustan Times. June 15, 201. Retrieved 16 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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