South Delhi is an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India.It is bounded by the Yamuna River to the east, the districts of New Delhi to the north, Faridabad District of Haryana state to the southeast, Gurgaon District of Haryana to the southwest, and South West Delhi to the west.
South Delhi has a population of 2,258,367 (2001 census), and an area of 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi), with a population density of 9,034 persons per km² (23,397 persons per mi²).Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli.
The division shown on the map bears only administrative significance, as to the common citizen, broadly speaking Delhi is vaguely ring-like, having five regions, namely North, West, South, East and Central. The usage of the term South Delhi in day-to-day life expands from Delhi’s IGI Airport in the South West to the river Yamuna in the South East, a region protruding into administrative South West Delhi district.
According to the 2011 census South Delhi has a population of 2,733,752, roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica or the US state of Nevada.This gives it a ranking of 144th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 10,935 inhabitants per square kilometre (28,320/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.59%.South Delhi has a sex ratio of 859 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 87.03%.South Delhi is home to more than 75000 High Net Worth Individuals. Though official figures may differ because of a lot of wealth held in cash & bullion in India.
South Delhi is a vast area in the city of Delhi and contains many important locations. It has immense historical significance. South Delhi is one of the historical districts of Delhi. Out of the eleven ‘historical cities’ of Delhi, four, viz. Rai Pithora (1st), Mehrauli (2nd), Siri (including Hauz Khas) (3rd) and Tughlaqabad (5th) fall in the South Delhi district alone .
This district has thriving Medieval era colonies or sarais, which now are severely congested and under neglect. These include Chirag Delhi, Kalu Sarai, Jia Sarai, Ber Sarai, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Sarai, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas Village, Munirka, Kotla Mubarakpur, Begumpur, Mohammadpur, Khirki, Govindpuri, Adhchini, Chhattarpur Village, Badarpur on historic Grand Trunk Road, Aayaa Nagar, Maandi Village, Dera Village, etc.