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This airticle is aboot the ceety. For the union territory, see Puducherry.
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
Nickname(s): "Paris o the East",[1] "Pondy"
Pondicherry is locatit in Puducherry
Pondicherry is locatit in Indie
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
Kintra Indie
State Puducherry
Destrict Puducherry
Established 1673
 • Bouk Pondicherry Municipal Cooncil
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Ceety 654,392
 • Density 9,166/km2 (23,740/sq mi)
 • Metro 654,392
 • Offeecial Tamil, Inglis, French
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN CODE 605001-605014
Telephone code 91 (0)413
Vehicle registration PY-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". 
  2. "Bill to rename Pondicherry as Puducherry passed". The Hindu. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2 May 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[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine.