Puducherry district facts for kids
District de Poudouchéry
|District of Puducherry|
|Named for||Pandya dynasty|
|• Total||293 km2 (113 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||3,231/km2 (8,368/sq mi)|
|• Official||Tamil, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-PY|
|Nearest districts||Viluppuram, Cuddalore|
Puducherry district is one of the four districts of the union territory of Puducherry in southern India. The district occupies an area of 290 square kilometres (110 sq mi), spread over 11 non-contiguous enclaves lying on or near the Bay of Bengal within a compact area in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Puducherry district's total population according to the 2011 census is 946,600.It is said that the population roughly equals that of Fiji and US state of Delaware. Literacy rate - 86.13% and Sex ratio is 1031 per 1000 males.
For administrative purpose, the union territory of Puducherry is divided into eight taluks.Some are Puducherry taluk, Villianur taluk, Ozhukarai taluk and Bahour taluk. Among these Ozhukarai taluk is the only taluk without rural areas.Puducherry taluk's rural area is covered in a commune named Ariyankuppam.Villianur taluk has two rural communes namely Mannadipet and Villianur. Bahour taluk consists of two rural communes namely Bahour and Nettapakkam.
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