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Rashtrapati Bhavan
Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan - 1
Former names Viceroy's House
Alternative names Presidential House
General information
Architectural style Delhi Order
Location Rajpath, New Delhi, India
Coordinates 28°36′51.63″N 77°11′59.29″E / 28.6143417°N 77.1998028°E / 28.6143417; 77.1998028
Current tenants Ram Nath Kovind
(President of India)
Construction started 1912
Completed 1929; 91 years ago (1929)
Technical details
Size 130 hectare (321 acre)
Floor area 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Edwin Lutyens

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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