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Puducherry

[poo d-oo-cher-ee] /ˌpʊd ʊˈtʃɛr i/
noun
1.
a union territory of India, on the Coromandel Coast: formerly the chief settlement of French India; territory includes Mahé (on the Malabar Coast), Karikal, and Yanaon. 181 sq. mi. (469 sq. km).
2.
a seaport in and the capital of this territory.
Also, Pondichéry
[pawn-dee-shey-ree] /pɔ̃ di ʃeɪˈri/ (Show IPA)
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Formerly Pondicherry
[pon-di-cher-ee, -sher-ee] /ˌpɒn dɪˈtʃɛr i, -ˈʃɛr i/ (Show IPA)
.
Compare French India.
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Pondicherry

/ˌpɒndɪˈtʃɛrɪ/
noun
1.
the former official name (until 2006) for Puducherry

Puducherry

/ˌpuːduːˈtʃɛrɪ/
noun
1.
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.
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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