The National Capital Territory of Delhi is divided into nine revenue districts. Each district is headed by a Deputy Commissioner and has three subdivisions. A Subdivision Magistrate heads each subdivision. All Deputy Commissioners report to the Divisional Commissioner. These district are meant only for revenue collection & Administration. Delhi being a National Capital Territory of India, does not hold power to declare districts in its premises.

The nine districts came into existence from January 1997. Prior to that, there used to be only one district for whole of Delhi with district head quarter at Tis-Hazari.

The District Administration of Delhi is the enforcement department for all kinds of Government of Delhi and Central Government policies and exercises supervisory powers over numerous other functionaries of the Government. Below is the list of the districts and subdivisions of Delhi:

Map showing the nine districts of Delhi

The skyline of Central Delhi

The South Block in New Delhi houses the Indian defence and finance ministries.

Districts of National Capital Territory of Delhi
# District Headquarters Sub divisions
1 Central Delhi Darya Ganj Darya Ganj Pahar Ganj Karol Bagh
2 North Delhi Sadar Bazar Sadar Bazaar Kotwali Civil Lines
3 South Delhi Saket Kalkaji Defence Colony Hauz Khas
4 East Delhi Preet Vihar Gandhi Nagar Preet Vihar Vivek Vihar
5 North East Delhi Shahdara Seelampur Shahdara Seema Puri
6 South West Delhi Vasant Vihar Vasant Vihar Najafgarh Delhi Cantt
7 New Delhi Connaught Place Connaught Place Parliament Street Chanakya Puri
8 North West Delhi Kanjhawala Saraswati Vihar Narela Model Town[1]
9 West Delhi Rajouri Garden Patel Nagar Punjabi Bagh Dwarka
Area and Population of Districts of NCT
District Area in Population
Census 1991
Census 2001
Central Delhi 23.36 656,533 646,385
North Delhi 58.92 686,654 781,525
South Delhi 249.44 1,501,881 2,267,023
East Delhi 48.90 1,023,078 1,463,583
North East Delhi 56.32 1,085,250 1,768,061
South West Delhi 420.80 1,087,573 1,755,041
New Delhi 34.95 168,669 179,112
North West Delhi 442.84 1,777,968 2,860,869
West Delhi 130.56 1,433,038 2,128,908
Totals 1483.0 9,420,644 13,850,507

Municipal Corporations[]

Apart from this districts exists three municipal corporations within the National Capital Territory:

  • Delhi Municipal Corporation - administers the vast majority of land in the NCT.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council - administers the New Delhi District.
  • Delhi Cantonment - administers some part of land in the NCT.

See also[]

Govt of NCT of Delhi


(North Delhi District)

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