Delhi Territory

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Delhi Division
Region of
the British Empire in India

1803–1832 Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg
Location of DT
Delhi Division as part of North-Western Provinces
Capital Delhi
 •  Established 1803
 •  Disestablished 1832
Today part of Portions in Haryana

The Delhi Division was an administrative region in British India which comprised the present districts of Gurgaon, Delhi, Rohtak, Hissar, tahsil panipat and pargana Karnal in the Karnal District.


Until 1832, the Delhi Division was controlled by the Residency. Regulation V of that year, abolished the office of Resident and annexed the Delhi territory to the jurisdiction of the Sadr Board and Courts of Justice at Allahabad, which included the Commissioner of the Delhi territory and all officers acting under his control, ordinarily to "or form to the principles and spirit of the regulations" in their his control, ordinarily to administration.

After the Indian rebellion of 1857, the Delhi Division of the North-Western Provinces was transferred to the Punjab in 1858, and formed into the Delhi and Hissar divisions, which embraced the six districts of Delhi, Gurgaon, Panipat, Rohtak, Hissar and Sirsa.[1]

See also[edit]

A map of British Punjab 1909


  1. ^ Douie, James McCrone (1899). Panjab Settlement Manual. Lahore: Civil and Military Gazette Press.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.