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Puducherry was previously known as Pondicherry. It was renamed in September 2006 to the Tamil vernacular original which means "New Village". This Union Territory of India was a French settlement that comprised Pondy, Yanam, Karaikal, and Mahe.
Geography of Puducherry
The Union Territory of Pondicherry extends from Latitude 11056' in the North to Longitude 79053' in the East.
Brief History of Puducherry
There are evidences of the Pallava, Chola and the Vijayanagar empires around the city. What is interesting are the relics of Arekmedu, the famous archaeological city with a port through which major trade was conducted with the Roman Empire.
Government of Puducherry
Pondicherry is a Union Territory, A Union Territory has its own government but falls directly under the Central Government in New Delhi.
Though a UT also has an elected Chief Minister and cabinet members, laws and legislative regulations made in these areas must get sanction or be ratified by the Central Government (Centre).
The Centre is represented by the Lt. Governor, who resides at the Raj Nivas at the Park, the former palace of the French Governor.
The current chief minister of the state is Shri N. Rangaswamy.
Members of Parliament, Members of Legislature Assembly
Puducherry Travel Information
People visit to Pondicherry to see Sri Aurobindo Ashram in the capital, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most parts of their life. Other places like Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam are also known for their strong French connections and create a nostalgic effect on the visitors.
Education in Puducherry
The literacy rate in Pondicherry is much higher at 81.49% as compared to the all India average. The male literacy rate is 88.89% while the female literacy rate is 74.13%. Pondicherry house many reputed institutes of higher education and research.
Food & Accomodation at Puducherry
Particularly fresh seafood is no problem in Pondicherry. In fact, the city is full of small, modestly priced hotels and restaurants that serve French and South Indian delicacies.
Map of Puducherry
Map of Puducherry with important destinations
Pincodes & STD Codes of Puducherry
Pincodes of Puducherry with Place Name, Pincode, District
Puducherry Yellow Pages
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