Pondicherry, in the recent years commonly known by the name Puducherry is a Union territory which lies to the southern part of India.
The Tamil meaning of Puducherry means a new village. As being a part of the French colony the village of Puducherry is also well renowned by the name of the French Riviera of the east.
The population of Puducherry according to the 2001 India census was 973,829.
The city of Pondicherry itself is the capital of the Pondicherry state. The official language of the majority of the population is Telgu and Malayalam. Large numbers of population are also well versed with Tamil and French.
The weather of Puducherry is mostly warm throughout the year. Its average temperature ranges from 22ºC-32ºC.
The village receives a scarce amount of average annual rainfall of 130 cms.
One of the most famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram also resides in Puducherry.
Fishing is the chief occupation which is carried out on a large scale.
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