Territoire de Pondichéry
Union Territory of Puducherry

Coordinates: 11°56′N 79°50′E / 11.93, 79.83
Time zone

IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 492 km² (190 sq mi)
Capital Puducherry
Largest city Puducherry
District(s) 4
• Density
973,829 (2nd)
• 1,979/km² (5,126/sq mi)
Language(s) Tamil, French, Telugu, Malayalam
Established 1 July 1963
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (30)
ISO abbreviation IN-PY
Website: http://www.pondicherry.nic.in

Coordinates: 11°56′N 79°50′E / 11.93, 79.83 Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry  is a Union Territory of India. It is a former French colony, consisting of four non-contiguous enclaves, or districts, and named for the largest, Pondicherry.

In September 2006, the territory changed its official name from Pondicherry to the vernacular original, Puducherry, which means “New village”in the Tamil language. The territory is called புதுச்சேரி (Putuccēri) or பாண்டிச்சேரி (Pāṇṭiccēri) in Tamil,, or “Pondichéry” in French. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East (La Côte d’Azur de l’Est

The Union territory of Pondicherry encompasses an area of only 480 sq km with Pondicherry town and its villages covering 290 sq.km surrounded by the south Arcot District, Karaikal town and its villages covering 161 sq.km surrounded by Tanjavur district, Mahe and its villages covering 9 sq km surrounded by the Kerala state, and Yanam covering 20 sq.km within the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. While Pondicherry, the head quarters of the union territory, lies 162 km south of Madras and 22 km north of Cuddalore, Karaikal is about 150 km south of Pondicherry and Yanam about 840 km north-east of Pondicherry on the Andhra Coast. Mahe lies almost parallel to Pondicherry, 653 km away on the west coast

source: wikipedia

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