Jun 182011
 

India is the country with huge population. It has so many people that after some years people wouldn’t have any space of breathing. It’s capital “Delhi” is one of the most populated cities of world and the capital of India. It is located on the banks of river Yamuna and has the population of around 14 million people. The total area of the city is 42.7 km

When was Delhi Made Capital of India

Calcutta was the capital of India until December 1911 during the British Raj. However, Delhi had served as the political and financial centre of several empires of ancient and medieval India, most notably of the Mughal Empire from 1799 to 1849. During the early 1900s, a proposal was made to the British administration to shift the capital of the Indian Empire from Calcutta to Delhi. The foundation of the city was laid on December 15, 1911, and was planned by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, leading 20th century British architects. Inaugurated on February 13, 1931 by Viceroy, Lord Irwin, the city is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home to numerous national institutions and landmarks.

Source: http://wikipedia.org/ and Discovery Channel

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