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About Puducherry



Puducherry, formerly Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India formed out of four enclaves of former French India and named after the largest, Pondicherry.

The Tamil name is Puducherry, which means "New Town". Historically known as Pondicherry, the territory changed its official name to Puducherry (Putuccēri) in 2006. It is also known as "The French Riviera of the East" (La Côte d'Azur de l'Est)