Delhi Cantonment

Delhi Cantonment

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<!--See WikiProject Indian cities for details-->Delhi Cantonment (popularly referred to as Delhi Cantt) is one of the three statutory towns that make up the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Its population according to the 2001 Census was 124,452.

Cantonments in Delhi and Ahmedabad were originally established by the British Indian Army. Currently, the Delhi Cantonment houses the Indian Army Headquarters, Delhi Area; the Army Golf Course; the Defence Services Officers Institute; military housing; Army and Air Force Public Schools; and various other defence-related installations. The cantonment also houses the Army Research and Referral Hospital, a tertiary care medical center of the armed forces of India.

There is a railway station within the cantonment, Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, from where trains depart for various parts of the country.

Demographics

India census, Delhi Cantt. had a population of 124,452. Males constituted 61% of the population and females 39%. Delhi Cantt. has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83% and, female literacy is 68%. In Delhi Cantt., 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

Delhi Cantonment falls near Janakpuri area of New Delhi in the southwest district All the four major transport modes are easily accessible to the residents of nearby regions. Other nearby areas include the airport, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, Tilak Nagar, Vasant Vihar,......
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