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Delhi
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Delhi (Dihlī), a historical city in north India with a major modern section built in the south known as New Delhi. The capital of India, it is located at an elevation of 227 m above sea level at 28°39’ north latitude and 77°13’ east longitude.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi, which occupies a total area of 1,484 km (573 sq miles), neighbours the states of Uttar Pradesh in the east, and Haryana to the north, west and south. The …

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Huda Seyyed Hussein-zadeh, “Delhi”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037155>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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