South West Delhi district

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South West Delhi is one of the eleven administrative districts of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. The Subcity of Dwarka serves as the administrative headquarters of South West Delhi.

South West Delhi
South West Delhi is located in Delhi
South West Delhi
South West Delhi
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°36′34″N 77°08′23″E / 28.60955°N 77.13967°E / 28.60955; 77.13967Coordinates: 28°36′34″N 77°08′23″E / 28.60955°N 77.13967°E / 28.60955; 77.13967
Country India
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi
 • Total2,292,958
 • OfficialHindi, [Punjabi language
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituenciesWest Delhi, South Delhi
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi

South West Delhi is bounded by the districts of West Delhi to the north, Central Delhi to the northeast, New Delhi and South Delhi to the east, Gurgaon District of Haryana state to the south, and Jhajjar District of Haryana to the west.

South West Delhi has a population of 2,292,958 (2011 census), and an area of 420 km², with a population density of 5,445 inhabitants per square kilometer. It is the fourth most populous district in Delhi.

Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Dwarka, Najafgarh and Kapashera.[1][2]


South West Delhi was one of the initial nine districts that came into existence from January 1997. Prior to that, there used to be only one district for whole of Delhi[3] with district headquarters at Tis Hazari. The District then composed of three Sub-Divisions; Vasant Vihar, JanakPuri , Najafgarh , Kapashera and Delhi Cantonment, and had its Headquarters at Palam.[4]


Aerial view of South West Delhi at Najafgarh drain

The South West District of N.C.T. of Delhi is situated in the southwest part of Delhi. It is located in between latitude 28 40' and 28 29’ and longitude between 76 50’ and 77 14’. The South West district has a varied character with Kapashera Sub Division as predominantly rural and the Dwarka Sub Division as mostly urban and Najafgarh Sub Divisions as a mix of both urban and rural population.


According to the 2011 census South West Delhi has a population of 2,292,958[5] roughly equal to the nation of Latvia[6] or the US state of New Mexico.[7] This gives it a ranking of 198th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 5,445 inhabitants per square kilometre (14,100/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 30.62%.[5] South West Delhi has a sex ratio of 836 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 88.81%.[5]

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  1. ^ "South West District". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "South West District". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  3. ^ PROFILE OF DELHI: NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY - DELHI (PDF). p. 6. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Official web site of South West Delhi District Administration, NCT of Delhi, India : Introduction". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Latvia 2,204,708 July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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