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Definition of PUDUCHERRY
union territory SE India surrounded by Tamil Nadu; a settlement of French India before 1954, area 183 square miles (474 square kilometers), pop 973,829
city & port, its ∗pop 220,749
Variants of PUDUCHERRY
Pu·du·cher·ry or formerly Pon·di·cher·ry\ˌpän-də-ˈcher-ē, -ˈsher-\
Union territory (pop., 2008 est.: 1,074,000), India. It was formed in 1962 from the four former French colonies of Pondicherry, Karikal, and Yanam, on the eastern seaboard, and Mahe, on the western seaboard. With a total area of 190 sq mi (492 sq km), it is united by little other than its colonial past and focus on tourism. The city of Puducherry is the administrative capital.
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