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|Former names||Viceroy's House|
|Alternative names||Presidential House|
|Architectural style||Delhi Order|
|Location||Rajpath, New Delhi, India|
|Current tenants||Ram Nath Kovind
(President of India)
|Size||130 hectare (321 acre)|
|Floor area||200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
The Rashtrapati Bhavan (, "rásh-tra-pa-ti bha-vun"; Presidential Residence", previously Viceroy's House) is the official home of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.
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