Pondicherry

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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 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 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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Paris of the East". Archived frae the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 20 Mairch 2017.
  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