Puducherry Map

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The Union Territory of Puducherry or Pondicherry as it was earlier called is spread over 479 square kilometers with a population of 12.44,464. The UT has a large coastline of 45 kilometers. Puducherry city is the capital of the Union Territory.

The territory of this former French Colony is divided into four administrative districts of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam. All the districts are coastal areas and unconnected pockets or enclaves embedded in the surrounding states. Karaikal district lies in the south of Puducherry on the East coast within the state of Tamil Nadu. Mahe, the smallest district is located on the Western Ghats. It lies in the Malabar Coast in Kerala, 603 kilometers away from Puducherry. Yanam district is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, 807 kilometers from Puducherry.

Puducherry Pocket



The Puducherry pocket is the largest of all administrative blocks. The total area of the pocket is 290 square Kilometers and its population is 946,600. The pocket is located between 11.93° N and 79.83° E.
It is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the East and by Tamil Nadu on the other three sides. The district is girdled by various streams such as Gingey, Mallatar, Chunambar which originate from the adjoining state of Tamil Nadu. Gingey, a seasonal river originates in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu and flows into the Bay of Bengal.

Puducherry, the capital city, is located on the east coast. The other towns are Bahoor, Thirukanoor, Nettapakam, Koodapakkam, Pudukuppam, Sedarapet, Abhishegapakkam, Mudallarpet, Kirumampakkam, and Embalam.

Roads and Rail Line in Puducherry Pocket



The district has an extensive road network with main towns connected with metalled roads. . Two major highways run through the district. National Highway 45 A runs in the state of Tamil Nadu and connects Puducherry city to Cuddadore. National highway 66 starts from Puducherry city and connects it to Tindivanam and then Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru in Karnataka.

Puducherry district is connected by the Southern railways. A broad gauge rail line cuts across the district connecting Pondicherry city to Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. Villupuram is a major rail junction in Tamil Nadu.

Puducherry State Information

CapitalPondicherry
Date of formation7. Jan. 1963
Lt. GovernorVirendra Kataria
Chief MinisterN. Rangasamy
Tourist attractionsSerenity Beach, Plage Paradiso, Karaikal Beach, Place du Government, Aurobindo Ashram
FestivalsFire-Walk Festival, Sedal, Mascarade Festival
LanguagesTamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French
Size480 sq. km
Population12,44,464
Major cropsPaddy, pulses, coconuts, arcanuts, spices
FactoidsMahe is also known as Mayyazhi or the 'sea's eyebrow'.
The ancient town of Arikamedu traded pottery, beads, precious stones and textiles with the Romans in exchange for wine, olive oil and fish sauce.


Last Updated on : 02/09/2013


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