Hastsal has a total population of 1,76,877 and ranks 109th in term of Hindi speakers. Hasthsal is a city of Delhi west district. Major employment in Delhi west district is in Metal, Electronic, ITES, Handicraft, Government, and in Chemical industry. Out of entire workforce, 96% are employed in Government and in the above mentioned Industrial segment, 3% Household workers and 1% Agriculture workers. West Delhi is not a good agricultural belt because of the urbanization and industrialization. The Yamuna is the major river of this district. It is located 213 meters above the sea level. Hastsal is known for the Laat or for the replica of Qutub Minar commonly known as Hastsal ki Laat. It is a 55-foot high minaret built by Shahjahan in the year in 1650. According to legend, this area was once submerged in water and elephants used to rest here. In Hindi elephants are known as "Hathi" and place is known as "sthal"; hence, Hastsal - the resting place of elephants.