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South Delhi
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South Delhi
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°33′18″N77°11′31″E / 28.5549°N 77.1919°E / 28.5549; 77.1919 Coordinates: 28°33′18″N77°11′31″E / 28.5549°N 77.1919°E / 28.5549; 77.1919
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Delhi
Headquarters Saket
  BodyGNCT of Delhi
  Member of Parliament Ramesh Bidhuri
  Total250 km2 (100 sq mi)
241 m (791 ft)
  Density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
  Official Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest city Faridabad Gurgaon
Lok Sabha constituency South Delhi
Civic agency South Delhi Municipal Corporation
Map showing the 11 districts of Delhi. Delhi district map.jpg
Map showing the 11 districts of Delhi.

South Delhi is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India with its headquarters in Saket. Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli. [1] 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 2,731,929 (2011 census), and an area of 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi), with a population density of 9,034 persons per km² (23,397 persons per mi²).

The South Delhi neighborhood of Hauz Khas is witnessing the growth of trendy shops and lodgings. [2] It is now becoming the center for domestic and international tourists and backpackers. The area also is home to historical monuments and has easy access to the Delhi Metro, making it a preferred location for many visitors to India and domestic middle-class visitors from other Indian states. The area attracts young tourists with numerous hip hostels and cafes. [3] [4]

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 New Delhi district to the river Yamuna in the South East, a region protruding into administrative South West Delhi district.


According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,731,929,[ citation needed ] roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica [5] or the US state of Nevada. [6] This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 10,935 inhabitants per square kilometre (28,320/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.59%.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
source: [7]


South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many significant locations. 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.

This district has thriving medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, Saidulajaib, Mohammadpur, Khirki, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, Badarpur on historic Grand Trunk Road, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, and Dera Village.

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, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and National Institute of Fashion Technology, three of the country's premier institutes in the field of technology, medicine and fashion respectively lie in the Hauz Khas locality of South Delhi. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade of Delhi is located in the Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi. Sangam Vihar is also located in South Delhi, which has the highest population in the State. The top Central University Jamia Millia Islamia is situated at Jamia Nagar 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.

Jahaz Mahal, Zafar Mahal, Tughlaqabad Fort, Hauz Khas Complex, Bijay Mandal, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and the Safdarjung's Tomb comprise some of South Delhi's most scenic heritage sites.


South district is considered to be the most affluent of all residential districts of Delhi, other than the districts falling under Lutyen's Delhi, viz. New Delhi and Central Delhi. With upscale areas like Greater Kailash, South Extension, Jangpura, Kailash East, Saket, Sainik Farm, Chittaranjan Park, Malviya Nagar, Alaknanda, Hauz Khas, Green Park, Rama Krishna Puram , Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Kalkaji, New Friends Colony, Sarita Vihar, 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, and Shahpur Jat have become hub for designer boutiques, restaurants and art galleries and design studios. [8] [9]

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

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