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 District 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.

New List of Districts in National Capital Territory of Delhi[2][edit]

Sl.No. District Headquarter Sub divisions
1 New Delhi Connaught Place Chanakyapuri Delhi Cantonment Vasant Vihar
2 North Delhi Narela Model Town[3] Narela Alipur
3 North West Delhi Kanjhawala Rohini Kanjhawala Saraswati Vihar
4 West Delhi Rajouri Garden Patel Nagar Punjabi Bagh Rajouri Garden
5 South West Delhi Dwarka Dwarka Najafgarh Kapashera
6 South Delhi Saket Saket Hauz Khas Mehrauli
7 South East Delhi Defence Colony Defence Colony Kalkaji Sarita Vihar
8 Central Delhi Daryaganj Kotwali Civil Lines Karol Bagh
9 North East Delhi Seelampur Seelampur Yamuna Vihar Karawal Nagar
10 Shahdara Shahdara Shahdara Seemapuri Vivek Vihar
11 East Delhi Preet Vihar Gandhi Nagar Preet Vihar Mayur Vihar

Old List of Districts in National Capital Territory of Delhi[edit]

Sl.No. District Headquarters Area
Census 2011 [4]
Census 2001
Census 1991
Sub divisions
1 Central Delhi Daryaganj 23.36 578,671 646,385 656,533 Daryaganj Paharganj Karol Bagh
2 North Delhi Sadar Bazaar 58.92 883,418 781,525 686,654 Sadar Bazaar Kotwali Civil Lines
3 South Delhi Saket 249.44 2,733,752 2,267,023 1,501,881 Kalkaji Defence Colony Hauz Khas
4 East Delhi Preet Vihar 48.90 1,707,725 1,463,583 1,023,078 Gandhi Nagar Preet Vihar Vivek Vihar
5 North East Delhi Shahdara 56.32 2,240,749 1,768,061 1,085,250 Shahdara Naveen Shahdara Rohtash Nagar
6 South West Delhi Palam, Delhi 420.80 2,292,363 1,755,041 1,087,573 Vasant Vihar Najafgarh Delhi Cantonment
7 New Delhi Connaught Place 34.95 133,713 179,112 168,669 Connaught Place Parliament Street Chanakyapuri
8 North West Delhi Kanjhawala 442.84 3,651,261 2,860,869 1,777,968 Saraswati Vihar Narela Model Town[3]
9 West Delhi Rajouri Garden 130.56 2,531,583 2,128,908 1,433,038 Patel Nagar Punjabi Bagh Rajouri Garden
Total 1483.0 16,753,235 13,850,507 9,420,644

Municipal Corporations[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Two new districts added to Delhi in 2012
  2. ^ districts of delhi.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);
  3. ^ a b "North West District: Organisation Setup". Government of Delhi website. 
  4. ^ "Census of Delhi 2011" (PDF). Government of India website.