Question: Is Delhi different from New Delhi?

Why is Delhi now called New Delhi?

It was made a district province of the Punjab. In 1911, it was announced that the capital of British-held territories in India was to be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi. The name “New Delhi” was given in 1927, and the new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931.

Which is the capital city of India?

How is Delhi divided?

National Capital Territory of Delhi has 11 Districts – North, North- East, North-West, West, South, South- West, South-East, New- Delhi, Central, Shahdara and East. … Delhi was divided into 11 districts in September 2012, prior to that Delhi had 9 districts which came into existence from January 1997.

What are the 7 cities of Delhi?

Historians speak of the “Seven Cities of Delhi” but, between 1100 A.D. and 1947 A.D., there have actually been eight of them:

  • The oldest city near the site of the Qutab Minar.
  • Siri.
  • Tughlqabad.
  • Jahanpanah.
  • Firozobad.
  • The city around Purana Qila.
  • Shahjahanabad.
  • New Delhi.
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