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Puducherry district
District de Poudouchéry
District of Puducherry
Pondicherrry ,Puducherry.JPG
Country  India
State Puducherry
Named for Pandya dynasty
Area
 • Total 293 km2 (113 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 946,600
 • Density 3,231/km2 (8,368/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Tamil, English
 • Additional French
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 605xxx
Telephone code 0413
ISO 3166 code IN-PY
Vehicle registration PY-01
Nearest districts Viluppuram, Cuddalore
Central location: 11°13′N 78°10′E / 11.217°N 78.167°E / 11.217; 78.167
Website puducherry-dt.gov.in

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.

Demographics

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.

Divisions

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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