Ten fun facts about New Delhi


Fact 1
Delhi did not become the capital until 1911 after it was changed from Calcutta by the then Emperor of India.

Fact 2
In 2002, India's second subway system was opened in New Delhi.

Fact 3
New Delhi holds events such as the Kite Flying Festival, the International Mango Festival and the Spring Festival.


Fact 4
Winter generally begins in November and peaks in January, but summers in New Delhi are long, beginning in April to October.

Fact 5
The main railway station in Delhi, the New Delhi Railway Station, is the second busiest as well as one of the largest stations in Asia.

Fact 6
The Gandhi Smriti, the location where Gandhi was assassinated, is where he spent the last 144 days of his life and is located in New Delhi.

Fact 7
The city experiences frequent earthquakes. It suffered from 12 earthquakes in 2013 with four of magnitudes higher than 2.5.

Fact 8
It is considered the second wealthiest city in India, next to Mumbai.

Fact 9
While New Delhi is the capital of India, it is one of the 11 districts of the Delhi National Capital Territory.

Fact 10
Many of India's government offices are located here, including the executive, legislative and judiciary branches as well as the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.


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