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Pondicherry / Puducherry

Capital: Puducherry

Area: 479 sq km

Date of Formation: 7 Jan 1963 Pondicherry union territory.

Neighboring States: Bay of Bengal Tamil Nadu.

Population: 1,244,464, Males: 610, 485, Females: 633, 979, Sex-ratio: 1, 038, Density: 2,598, Decadal growth: 27.72%, Literacy: 966,600 (total 86.55% , male 92.12%, female 81.22%).

No of Districts: 4, Villages: 92: Towns: 6

Legislative Bodies: State Legislature: Unicameral- Assembly Seats: 30, Parliament: Lok Sabha Seats: 1, Rajya Sabha Seats: 1

Seat of High Court: Madras High Court.

Chief Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French.

Major Religions: Hinduism, Islamic, Christianity.

Main Towns: Pondicherry, karaikal, Yanam, Mahe.

Geography: Rives: Gingee, Mahe

(a) Industries: Textiles, computer hardware, electronics, plastic, bicycle parts alcoholic beverages, electrical appliances automobile parts, soap, rice bran oil, cotton yarn, sugar, glazed tiles, etc,
(b) Agricultural Crops: Rice, pulses, coconut, arecanut, condiments etc, Groundnut, chillies are grown in Yanam.

Transport & Communications: 
(a) Road Length: 2,443km
(b) Main Railway Stations: Villupuram Jn (nearest railway link). 
(c) Airports: (nearest-Chennai)
(d) Port: Pondicherry.

Tourist Destinations: Pondicherry possesses a rich French cultural and architectural heritage. The erstwhile French Town ensconced in 4 boulevards a well-planned town neatly laid roads and vibrant beaches, French War Memorial, botanical garden, Aurobindo Ashram, Bharati and Bharatidasan Memorial Museum, Govt Museum, Govt, Square, French lnstitute, Statue of Joan of Arc, Auroville, lighthouse, Romain Rolland Library, Varadaraja- perumal temple, Sri Vedapureeswarar temple.

(a) Dances: Podikazhi attam
(b) Festivals: Mascarade (mask festival, Mar Apr), Masimagam (Feb-Mar), eve of French Bastlle Day-is marked by flags and parade
(c) Crafts: Hand-printed textiles, Kalakari batik, marbling work, handmade paper, bronze work.
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  1. Pondicherry is most popular tourist attractions in India. This city is popularly called as peaceful Pondicherry and little France. This city is well renowned for it’s French lifestyle and architectures.