Puducherry


Capital & Largest city:
Pondicherry

No. Of districts:
4

Area:
492 sq.km (190 sq mi)

Language:
French, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu

Date of establishment:
7th Jan 1963

Population:
1,244,464

Literacy Rate:
86.34%

Population Density:
2,500/sq.km (6,600/sq mi)

Agriculture:
Rice, pulses, sugarcane, coconuts, and cotton

Industry:
Fisheries, textile, auto-mobile parts, computer hardware, cotton yarn and tourism are the major industries.

Animal:
Squirrel (Sciuridae ratufinae)

Bird:
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)