List of districts of Puducherry

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Puducherry is a union territory of India. It has four administrative divisions: four districts, viz. Pondicherry, Mahé, Yanam and Karaikal. Pondicherry district has the largest area and population. Mahé district has the smallest area and population. All the four districts retained borders of the French India, and were organised as a union territory of Puducherry after the de facto transfer of French India territories to India in 1954.


ISO 3166-2 Code[1] District Headquarters Population (2011)[2] Area (km²) Density (/km²)[2] Official website
IN-PY-KA Karaikal district Karaikal 200,314 160 1,252
IN-PY-MA Mahé district Mahé 41,934 9 4,659
IN-PY-PO Pondicherry district Pondicherry 946,600 293 3,231
IN-PY-YA Yanam district Yanam 55,616 30 3,272

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