Puducherry Map

Map of Puducherry

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The Union Territory of Puducherry, earlier called Pondicherry, spreads over 483 km2 (186 sq mi) with a population of 1,394,467, as per the 2011 Census. The UT has a long coastline of 45 kilometers with 675 of inshore waters, 1.347 hectares (3.33 acres) of inland water, and 800 hectares of brackish water. The city of Puducherry is the capital of the Union Territory.

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

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 highways National Highway 32 runs in the state of Tamil Nadu and connects Puducherry city. National Highway 332 starts from Puducherry city and links it to Villupuram.

Southern railways connect the Puducherry district. A broad gauge rail line connects Puducherry city to Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. Villupuram is a major rail junction in Tamil Nadu.

Tourist attractions in Puducherry

Given its French charm and beautiful beaches, Puducherry is very popular among domestic and international tourists alike. Another huge draw to Puducherry is the Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo spent his last years. The experimental city of Auroville, located on the outskirts of Puducherry, which attracts people from all corners of the world. Other than that, there are many attractions which are popular among tourists such as Mahe riverside, Karaikal church, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and so on.

Puducherry State Information

Capitalcity of Puducherry
Date of formation'1 November 1954
Lt. GovernorKiran Bedi
Chief MinisterV. Narayanasamy
Tourist attractionsSerenity Beach, Plage Paradiso beach, Karaikal Beach, Place du Government, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Mahe riverside, Karaikal church, Immaculate Conception Cathedral
FestivalsFire-Walk Festival, Sedal Festival, Mascarade Festival
LanguagesTamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French
Size483 km2 (186 sq mi)
Population (Census 2011)1394467
Major cropsPaddy, pulses, coconuts, Areca nut, 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.
No. of District 4

Last Updated on : October 30,2020

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