Districts of Puducherry

Districts of Puducherry
Districts of Puducherry
Puducherry is one of the seven union territories of India. It has four districts, viz. Puducherry, Mahé, Yanam and Karaikal.

Puducherry (district) is the largest district in terms of both area and population, whereas Mahé is the smallest district in terms of both area and population.

All four districts retained their original borders of the French India. They were organised as a union territory of Puducherry after the transfer of French India territories to Union of India in 1954.

Karaikal
Headquarter: Kariakal
Population: 200314
Area: 160 sq km
Density: 1252 per sq km
Language: Tamil
Sex Ratio: 1048 females per 1000 males
Literacy: 87.83

Mahé
Headquarter: Mahé
Population: 41934
Area: 9 sq km
Density: 4659 per sq km
Language: Malayalam
Sex Ratio: 1176 females per 1000 males
Literacy: 98.35

Puducherry
Headquarter: Puducherry
Population: 946600
Area: 293 sq km
Density: 3231 per sq km
Language: Tamil
Sex Ratio: 1031 females per 1000 males
Literacy: 86.13

Yanam
Headquarter: Yanam
Population: 55616
Area: 30 sq km
Density: 3272 per sq km
Language: Telugu
Sex Ratio: 1039 females per 1000 males
Literacy: 80.26