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city in India, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to Hindi dehli "threshold," with reference to the watershed boundary between the Ganges and Indus, which is nearby.

Delhi, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 8022
Housing Units (2000): 2186
Land area (2000): 4.649827 sq. miles (12.042996 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.649827 sq. miles (12.042996 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18464
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 37.431649 N, 120.780832 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 95315
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delhi, CA
Delhi, NY -- U.S. village in New York
Population (2000): 2583
Housing Units (2000): 818
Land area (2000): 3.180306 sq. miles (8.236955 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.180306 sq. miles (8.236955 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20126
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 42.278926 N, 74.916408 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Delhi, NY
Delhi, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 458
Housing Units (2000): 218
Land area (2000): 0.972841 sq. miles (2.519647 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.054303 sq. miles (0.140643 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.027144 sq. miles (2.660290 sq. km)
FIPS code: 19675
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.428028 N, 91.329971 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 52223
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delhi, IA
Delhi, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
Population (2000): 3066
Housing Units (2000): 1253
Land area (2000): 2.523088 sq. miles (6.534767 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.060026 sq. miles (0.155467 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.583114 sq. miles (6.690234 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20190
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 32.455948 N, 91.493345 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Delhi, LA
Delhi, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 69
Housing Units (2000): 35
Land area (2000): 0.767583 sq. miles (1.988032 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.767583 sq. miles (1.988032 sq. km)
FIPS code: 15544
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.598142 N, 95.213308 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56283
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Delhi, MN

Delhi (, Dilli; Devanāgarī: दिल्ली), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of the Republic of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna- Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the most populous city in India—about . It has a population of about 25 million, making it the second most populous city after Mumbai and most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3 largest urban area in the world.

  • Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents . After Mumbai, Delhi has the second-highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

Delhi and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th Amendment Act of 1991. The NCR includes the neighbouring cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Neharpar (Greater Faridabad), Greater Noida, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Rewari, Baghpat, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Alwar, Bharatpur and other nearby towns. A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi.

Delhi (disambiguation)

Delhi or the National Capital Territory is the capital of India.

Delhi may also refer to:

Delhi (horse)

Delhi (1901–1925) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1904 Belmont Stakes. He was the top money-winner of 1904 and was consequently named the co-historical American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse with Ort Wells. The following year, he was also the historical American Champion Older Male Horse, co-champion once again with Ort Wells. While Delhi did have limited success in the stud, he is not considered to be an influential sire.

Usage examples of "delhi".

Nadir Shah of Persia began in just such a cave of Adullam, and lived to plunder Delhi with a host of Persians and Afghans.

All depends upon the prosperity of our affairs at Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Cawnpore, and Allahabad.

Mahommed Babar actually said, and swore to it in the name of the Most High, that in Delhi and such-like ancient places even in Ahmedabad and Lucknow--Moslems and Hindus had fraternized and sunk old grievances in the hope of combining to clear India of foreigners from end to end.

The men from Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Aden, Peshawar and the far North saw fit to be more polite to the judge and his wife than the Moplahs might have been if left to themselves.

In 1182 the Chandel dynasty was overthrown by Prithwi Raj, the ruler of Ajmer and Delhi, after which the country remained in ruinous anarchy until the close of the 14th century, when the Bundelas, a spurious offshoot of the Garhwa tribe of Rajputs, established themselves on the right bank of the Jumna.

The day after I saw Awadhi Krishna Cops patrolling the platforms at Delhi station with their security robots and guns that could kill both humans and aeais, Ashok began to mix up my modes of transport.

He worried that his reception in Bangalore would be no different from what he had experienced in New Delhi.

The plan of the commander-in-chief was now to scour the borders of the province with two columns, which, setting out in opposite directions, should meet at Bareilly, the capital where two of the Delhi princes had taken shelter with Bahadoor Khan.

The stones that represented the famous Star of Delhi were in a special burglarproof case in the exact center of the store.

This he did, once I had drawn a simple picture to show what I wanted, and from then on I was able to occupy myself for a few hours each day crocheting a shawl, as my ayah in Delhi had taught me years ago.

Neither Gandhi nor he knew exactly where they were: a safe house somewhere not far from the center of Delhi was the best guess he could make.

On the narrow gauge rail from Joginder Nagar and on to Amritsar or doubling back to Simla and getting out in a tonga or the Toy Train to Kalka and on to Delhi.

May 1857, that a telegram arrived at the fort informing the Resident and Brigadier General Sir James Cameron that Indian army sepoys had revolted in Meerut, killed their officers and British civilians in the town and were marching on Delhi to rally behind the Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah II, against the British.

He had duties to Meerut, not less than duties of vengeance and of sudden deliverance for Delhi.

Umballah, under General Barnard, and that General Hewett, at Meerut, should order another brigade to advance from that station, the two forces to form a junction, and storm or lay siege to Delhi.