Landsat 8 captured New Delhi, the capital of India.

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The city was designed by British architects, and was inaugurated in 1931. Since then the city grew rapidly and holds 26 million population in the metropolitan area. While New Delhi lies on the floodplains of the Yamuna River, it is essentially a landlocked city. East of the river is the urban area of Shahdara. New Delhi falls under the seismic zone-IV, making it vulnerable to earthquakes.

The city in 1989 looked like this.

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Reference: Urban Growth of New Delhi (NASA Earth Observatory)
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