Pondicherry is the caipital ceety an the lairgest ceety o the Indian union territory o Puducherry. The ceety o Pondicherry is situatit in Puducherry destrict o the union territory. It is affectionately kent as Pondy, an haes been offeecially kent bi the alternative name Puducherry in Tamil (New Toun) syne 2006.[2]

Pondicherry
Clockwise frae tap richt: bando statue, Promenade Beach, Matrimandir, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Aayi Mandapam (monument), Basilica o the Sacred Hert o Jesus, Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Eik-name(s): 
"Paris o the East",[1] "Pondy"
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Coordinates: 11°55′N 79°49′E / 11.917°N 79.817°E / 11.917; 79.817Coordinates: 11°55′N 79°49′E / 11.917°N 79.817°E / 11.917; 79.817
KintraIndie
StatePuducherry
DestrictPuducherry
Established1673
Govrenment
 • BodiPondicherry Municipal Cooncil
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Ceety654,392
 • Density9166/km2 (23,740/sq mi)
 • Metro
654,392
Leids
 • OffeecialTamil, Inglis, French
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN CODE
605001-605014
Telephone code91 (0)413
Vehicle registrationPY-01,PY-05

Pondicherry ceety conseests o 42 wairds. Wairds 1-10 are locatit in north o the ceety. Wairds 11-19 are locatit in Boulevard Toun an remainin wairds are locatit in the soothwast o the dountoun.[3]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "The Paris of the East".
  2. "Bill to rename Pondicherry as Puducherry passed". The Hindu. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2 Mey 2016 – via thehindu.com.
  3. Town and Country Planning Department, Pondicherry, India: City Development Plan – Pondicherry, Final Report, March 2007, S. 159 Archived 19 Juin 2009 at the Wayback Machine