Puducherry

PUDUCHERRY

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Puducherry, formerly known as Pondicherry, is a union territory in India. It was formed out of four exclaves of former French India, namely Pondichéry, Karikal, Mahé and Yanam. It is named after the largest district, Puducherry

CapitalPondicherry
Chief MinisterV. Narayanasamy
GovernorKiran Bedi
FestivalsPongal
Viliianur temple festival
Masi Magam festival
Aadi Amavasi festival
Bastille Day
Good Friday
Shiva Ratri
Holi Festival
Shiva Ratri
Population (census 2011)1,247,953 (increase by 28.08%)
Area (sq km census 2011)490
Density2,547
Literacy85.85%