The Rich History and Rapid Growth of Delhi

TLDR Delhi, the capital of India, has a rich history as a gateway to the plains of the Ganges River and has served as the capital for various empires and sultanates. With a population of 16.7 million people and a rapidly growing metropolitan area, Delhi is a unique city that blends modern and historic elements.

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00:00 Delhi is a city with a rich history and serves as the capital of India, with New Delhi being the same as the national capital territory of Delhi.
02:37 Delhi has a population of approximately 16.7 million people, making it the fourth largest city in the world, and its metropolitan area has a population of 33 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in the world.
04:17 Delhi was founded in 1052 by Angapal Tomar and has served as a gateway to the plains of the Ganges River, with various empires and sultanates using it as their capital, including the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire.
05:56 The Mughal Empire covered a large area and left a lasting mark in Delhi, with architectural treasures such as the Red Fort and Emperor Humayun's tomb.
07:32 Delhi became the capital of British India in 1911 and was later declared the new capital of the Republic of India after independence in 1947.
09:11 Delhi's population has grown dramatically since independence, and it is projected to become the largest city in the world in the next two decades, although it may be surpassed by Mumbai in the year 2100.
10:54 Delhi's metro system is one of the busiest in the world, with over 1.7 billion passenger rides per year, and the city's diverse population and blend of modern and historic elements make it truly unique.
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