Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Tam: புதுச்சேரி putuccēri

‘New Town’  

From Tam: put(h)u; and Tam: c(h)ēri ‘town, village, settlement’. 

The French East India Company established a trading post here in 1674 and the French retained control until the formal transfer of power in 1962 when Pondicherry became a Union Territory of India.

Pondicherry was the capital and one of the five comptoirs of French India which also included: Chandernagore (now Chandannagar, a city in the Hooghly district, West Bengal), Mahé (in Kerala), Karaikal (Tamil Nadu), and Yanam (in Andhra Pradesh). Apart from Chandannagar, these former French enclaves are now part of Puducherry U.T.

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