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New Delhi South of the Himalayas, India

28.6N 77.2E

March 31st, 2010 Category: Mountains

India - March 5th, 2010

India - March 5th, 2010

New Delhi, identifiable here as a greyish-tan patch south of the Himalayas and just below the image center, is the capital of India. It is situated within the metropolis of Delhi and serves as the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

With a total area of 42.7 km2, New Delhi forms a small part of the Delhi metropolitan area and is located on the Indo-Gangetic Plain, because of which there is little difference in the city’s altitude. The second feature is the Yamuna floodplains; New Delhi lies west of the Yamuna River, although for the most part, New Delhi is a landlocked city.

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