|Puducherry is a city, an urban
agglomeration and a municipality in Puducherry District in the Indian union territory of Puducherry. Both the Union Territory and the city were previously known as Pondicherry before September 2006. Puducherry is the largest urban agglomeration in Puducherry UT and has a population of 505,959 according to the 2001 Census Of India. As Pondicherry was earlier a French Colony, the french influence can be traced even today
. It has neat sectors and perpendicular streets. The entire town is divided into two sections: the French quarter and the Indian quarter. Many streets still have their French names.The capital city of this union territory is Pondicherry. It covers a total land area of 492 Square Kilometers. The population of this town is 9,73,829. The main languages spoken here are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, English and French. There are four districts which comprise this territory namely Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe
. The best season to visit Pondicherry is between July and February. This town is connected by airways, by railways, and by roadways.