Puducherry


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Pud·u·cher·ry

 (po͝od′ə-chĕr′ē, -shĕr′-)
A city of southeast India on the Bay of Bengal south-southwest of Chennai. Formerly called Pondicherry, it was founded as a French trading post in 1674 and was transferred to Indian sovereignty in 1954.

Puducherry

(ˌpuːduːˈtʃɛrɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a Union Territory of SE India: transferred from French to Indian administration in 1954 and made a Union Territory in 1962. Capital: Puducherry. Pop: 973 829 (2001 est). Area: 479 sq km (185 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in SE India, capital of the Union Territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry), on the Coromandel Coast. Pop: 220 749 (2001)
Former official name (until 2006): Pondicherry
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