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Puducherry is a union territory of India consisting of four non-contiguous enclaves and districts: Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal, and Mahé on the Arabian Sea.

The union territory of Puducherry

The 2011 census records a population of 1.2 million over 4 districts. The capital and largest city is Pondicherry.

Education in Puducherry

The 2011 census records a literacy rate of 86.55%. Pondicherry University, founded in 1985, has 35000 students in 87 affiliated colleges.

Virtual education in Puducherry

There are 27,000 distance learning students at the University of Pondicherry.


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